The multi-talented athlete has proven herself in both the long jump and triple jump in recent years, with highlights including European triple jump gold and world indoor triple jump silver in 2022, European indoor long jump gold 2021, and world long jump silver in Doha 2019. Her long jump best (outdoors) is 6.93m.
Reigning European indoor champion Jazmin Sawyers (GBR), the impressive European bronze medallist from 2022, will be looking to build on the form that earned her the British title on 9 July. While her gold medal-winning leap of 6.86m in Manchester was wind-aided, the two-time Olympic finalist, silver medallist at the European Championships (2016) and Commonwealth Games (2014), believes it’s a distance she’s well capable of as she aims for the world podium in Budapest. The London Athletics Meet will be the perfect preparation.
Sawyers will be joined by GB & NI team-mate Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the 2019 world heptathlon champion and reigning Commonwealth heptathlon champion who continues her multi-event preparations for Budapest with the individual long jump in London.
Of those named on the start list, 2023 US national champion Tara Davis-Woodhall, sixth in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, has jumped furthest this year (7.07m). Her lifetime best is 7.14m.
Leticia Oro Melo (BRA), the 2022 world bronze medallist with a best of 6.89m, and Quanesha Burks (USA), fourth in Eugene, will also line up in London. 2022 US national champion Burks has already jumped 6.95m this season – only one centimetre short of her best ever.
Brooke Buschkuehl (AUS) and Ivana Vuleta (SRB) have both jumped 6.77m this season and complete the field.
Vuleta - the reigning world indoor and European champion - has enjoyed incredible success in the long jump throughout a lengthy career. An Olympic (2016) and world bronze medallist (2013 and 2015), the 33-year-old is the Serbian national record holder with a best of 7.10m from 2016.
Buschkuehl, an Olympic and world finalist, is the Commonwealth Silver medallist who jumped a lifetime best of 7.13m, an Australian national record, in May 2022.
Olympic and world heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam was previously announced to compete but has unfortunately withdrawn.