Elaine Thompson-Herah and Sha’Carri Richardson are down to contest the women’s 200m at this Friday’s (3 Sept) Brussels Diamond League. It will be Thompson-Herah’s first 200m race since winning the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games event earlier this month.
Thompson-Herah ran three 100m races in the last three weeks, winning at the Prefontaine Classic 10.54 and Paris 10.74. She, however, lost to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 10.60 to 10.64 in Lausanne.
Shericka Jackson and Dina Asher-Smith in 200m
Jamaican Shericka Jackson, American Sha’Carri Richardson and world champion Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain will join Thompson-Herah on the start line.
In her last outing, Asher-Smith ran 22.19 (+2.4m/s wind) for third at the Prefontaine Classic on 21 Aug.
Jackson has not run a 200m race since her exit in the first round at the Tokyo 2020 games.
Richardson missed the Olympic Games because of a ban. She was humiliated over 100m at Prefontaine on her return.
Jaheel Hyde will line up against new world record holder Karsten Warholm in 400m hurdles.
Americans Trayvon Bromell and Fred Kerley will be the athletes to look out for in the Men’s 100m at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme, the second to last leg of the Wanda Diamond League meetings.