Elaine Thompson-Herah faces Sha'Carri Richardson at Rabat Diamond league
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah wins the women's 200m semi-finals during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic stadium in Tokyo on August 2, 2021. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.