World 800m champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse will race internationally for the first time since the IAAF World Championships on Friday (8) evening at the Iberoamericano de Atletismo in Huelva, a European Athletics Outdoor Classic Meeting.
Bosse had had two low key domestic outings so far in 2018. In his only indoor race of the season, Bosse won over 1000m in Lievin in 2:20.01 and he opened his outdoor season with a comfortable victory over 800m at the French Interclubs in Arpajon in 19 May in 1:49.22, winning by nearly two seconds.
Bosse, a 1:42.53 performer at his best, will face a line-up which includes world indoor finalist Alvaro de Arriba from Spain, Guy Learmonth from Great Britain and Algeria’s Yassine Hathat, a semifinalist at the Olympic Games.
Another athlete returning to international competition is Germany’s Christina Schwanitz, who will be targeting her third successive gold medal on home soil at the European Championships in Berlin later this summer.
Schwanitz missed the 2017 season to give birth to twins but the 32-year-old has made an excellent return to competition, winning four competitions in Germany last month. Schwanitz surpassed the 19m line in all four competitions and her best throw of 19.50m also tops the 2018 European lists.
The shot put line-up in Huelva also includes Sweden’s Fanny Roos, who has already improved her national record to 18.68m this season, and former multi-eventer Sara Gambetta from Germany.