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Sprint Showdown: Thompson-Herah and Sha’Carri Richardson to Face Off this Thursday!

Jamaica’s Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah will face off against Sha’Carri Richardson of the United States at the upcoming Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League meet in Switzerland on Thursday.

Thompson Herah, known for her double double Olympic sprint victories and holding the title of the fastest woman alive over 100 metres with a best of 10.54 seconds, will be competing in the individual event for the first time since her fifth-place finish at the National Championships in June.

With a season’s best of 11.06, she will undoubtedly be aiming to make her mark and prove herself after being left out of the final women’s 4x100m relay in Budapest.

The meet will witness a strong Jamaican presence with athletes such as Shericka Jackson, who secured gold in the 200 metres at the World Championships with a national record time of 21.41 seconds.

  

She will be challenging rivals like American Gabrielle Thomas and Anthonique Strachan from the Bahamas in the 200m event.

Jamaica’s Danielle Williams, who caused a major upset by winning the 100m hurdles final in Budapest, will face tough competition in Zurich.

The lineup includes silver medallist Jasmine Camacho Quinn of Puerto Rico and bronze medallist Kendra Harrison of the United States.

In other events, Jamaican athletes Natoya Goule-Toppin and Adelle Tracy will showcase their skills in the women’s 800m.

Meanwhile, the triple jump will feature Jamaicans Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams, alongside Budapest’s triple jump medallists Yulimer Rojas of Venezuela, Maryna Romanchuk of Ukraine, and Leyanis Perez Hernandes of Cuba.

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Ray Bartholomew23@yahoo.com
10 months ago

Elaine is not ready to take on scari too soon , need to go back to her coach who helped her to win in the olympics