World class athletes ready to rock AIT International Grand Prix

The Canadian world pole vault champion, Shawn Barber, is the latest star-studded name to confirm his attendance at the third annual AIT International Grand Prix.

Another major medalist who has confirmed her intention to compete is Melissa Bishop, the 800m athlete. Bishop is the current outdoor world championship silver medallist with a personal best of 1:57.52.

Barber and Bishop will be joined by 2012 European 200m champion, Churandy Martina (Ned ), who will compete in the 60m. His personal best in this event is 6.58 seconds, which is two hundredths of a second faster than the stadium record set by Winston Barnes (Jam ) last year.

Other big names are expected to confirm in the coming weeks for what is building up to be another great evening in the Midlands venue. The AIT International Arena Grand Prix is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets for the event are priced at €20 and €10 and can be purchased online at www.aitsport.ie

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