BIE Ge and his team mates on China's 4x100m relay team set a seasonal best in Osaka on May 20th as they prepare to meet Canada in the Team Sprint Challenge for the Pacific World Cup in the 35th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic on June 26th and 27th at Swangard Stadium.
China recorded 38.72 seconds to secure an 8th place on the 2018 world ranking compared to Canada’s 11th spot 38.97 set in April in Brisbane, Australia. Fighting, Flying Man from Chonqing, BIE Ge said “All the efforts I’ve paid this year are for the Olympic Games, ……I hope I can make it to the 2020 Tokyo Games.” His team will include LIANG Jinsheng, XU Zhouzheng, MI Hong and XU Haiyang in the 4x100m at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium
Team China women’s 4x100m team took the gold medal in Osaka with a 6th place world ranking with 43.33 seconds. The team was led off by LIANG Xiaojing followed by HUANG Guifen, GE Manqi and anchored by YUAN Qiqi. Team Canada has yet to compete in this event in 2018.
Glenroy Gilbert, Team Canada’s coach is expected to name his team within the next few days. He will name 20 athletes to cover the program of 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m for men and women. Glenroy was a gold medalist in the 4x100m for Canada at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Track fans are advised to get their tickets now as 2017 for the Jerome Classic was a sell out. Damian Warner who set a new Canadian record in the decathlon as he took the gold medal at the Hypomeeting in Gotzis, Austria is confirmed to run the 110m hurdles at the Jerome Track Classic.
Ticket Prices Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic
Tickets For Adults, $45 For Both Days, $25 For A Single Day
Tickets For Youth (4-17 Years) $19 For Both Days, $11 For A Single Day
Tickets For Families, $96 For Both Days, $58 For A Single Day
Tickets For VIP Hospitality $115 For Two Days, $75 For One Day
Preferred Seating $75 For Two Days, $45 For One Day
Adult Group $16 A Day
Youth Group $9 A Day
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