Olympic champion James to open season in Bahamas

Nassau (Bahamas), April 13 (IANS) Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James is set to open his 2016 season at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational (CBBI) on April 16, organisers have said.

The former world champion is preparing to defend his title won in London Olympics four years ago when he became the first Grenadian to win an Olympic medal, CMC reported on Tuesday.

James will compete in the one-lap event featuring former world and Olympic champion American Jeremy Wariner, Steven Gardiner of The Bahamas, Renny Quow of Trinidad and Tobago and Tony McQuay and Angelo Taylor of the United States.

James last competed at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich on September 3, where he finished behind American LaShawn Merrit.

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