American record-holder Jenn Stuczynski will give the U.S. its first chance for gold since Stacy Dragila won the inaugural and subsequent women's competition at World Outdoors in 1999 and 2001. Stuczynski first set the American record May 20 at the adidas Track Classic, when she vaulted 4.84m/15-10.5. She followed that up with a vault of 4.88m/16-0 at the Reebok Grand Prix to break her own record and tie the second best performance ever. She currently owns three of the top ten marks in the world this year.
Other Female athletes to watch include:
*2005 World champion Tianna Madison is back and looking to repeat in the women's long jump.
Fans can watch Team USA on national television broadcasts on NBC and Versus, or online via live, daily webcast at www.wcsn.com. For complete TV listings, visit http://www.usatf.org/events/2007/IAAFWorldOutdoorChampionships/TVSchedule.asp
For more information on Team USA at the World Outdoor Championships, visit www.usatf.org/events/2007/IAAFWorldOutdoorChampionships/
A Gutsy performance from both sides