Olympic, world and European heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam will face Commonwealth heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham long jump on August 18.
It will be the first time the pair have competed against each other since last summer’s European Championships in Berlin, where Johnson-Thompson secured silver behind Thiam.
The event, which takes place just six weeks before the start of the IAAF World Championships in Doha, will be the Belgian athlete’s first Diamond League meeting in the UK.
Thiam achieved a world-leading heptathlon performance of 6819 points, despite an elbow problem, on her return after injury in Talence at the end of June.
The 24-year-old cleared 2.02m for a world high jump best within a heptathlon, plus a Belgian long jump record of 6.67m, on her way to victory that day.
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