Two API champions have stepped up in a big way at the IAAF World Championships
in Doha, Qatar. Rushell Clayton (400m hurdles - Jamaica) and Kirani James (400m - Grenada) are poised to end their season in storybook fashion - both in medal contention for the finals of their events.
The finals of the Women's 400mh will be contested at 21:30 (Doha time) on Friday evening. Clayton who won both her heats in the Heats and Semi-finals, is the API champion in the event for the past two years. She's ran both of her preliminary rounds "to win", and is seeded with the third fastest time heading into the finals.
Kirani James hasn't had much of a season this year. In his opening race of the championships he signaled his intentions winning in a time of 44.94. He was second to Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas in the semi-finals - clocking a season's best of 44.23. The API record holder and 2018 Champion will get in the blocks at 22:20 (Doha time).
Fans can follow the events online on the IAAF website or by following Aliann Pompey's live feed on Instagram at the event start times.
The full list of API alum competing in the championships are listed below:
Kyle Greaux (Trinidad)
Yancarlos Martinez (Dominican Republic)
Kamaria Durant (Trinidad)
Jonielle Smith (Jamaica)
Marileidy Paulino (Dominican Republic)
Kirani James (Grenada)
Aliyah Abrams (Guyana)
Quamel Prince (Guyana)
Malique Smith (US Virgin Islands)
Rushell Clayton (Jamaica)
Zurian Hecahvarria (Cuba)
Men's Long Jump
Emanuel Archibald (Guyana)
Men's Triple Jump
Donald Scott (USA) - 6th place in Finals