Jamaica big 4 at Prefontaine Classic

The Prefontaine Classic, the ninth stop in the Wanda Diamond League Series, will have a loaded women’s 100m field. The top three women from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be present, so too is American speeder Sha’Carri Richardson.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, who created history by becoming the first woman to win a back-to-back sprint double at the Olympic Games, headlines the women’s 100m field.

The Jamaican is in the form of her life. She ran personal best times of 10.61 and 21.53 at the Tokyo 2020 games.

Doha 2019 world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, second to Thompson-Herah in Tokyo, is also set to party. So too is Shericka Jackson, the Tokyo 2020 third-place finisher, who has a personal best of 10.76.
Briana Williams, who led off Jamaica to gold in the 4x100m title, also will be apart of the super Prefontaine Classic showdown.

Richardson, however, may draw more attention because of her comments on social media after missing the Olympic Games because of a one month ban.

Marie Josée TA LOU will also be at the start.

Canadian Andre De Grasse will headline the Prefontaine Classic men’s 100m. De Grasse won 200m gold and 100m bronze in Tokyo.

De Grasse will face six Americans – Justin Gatlin, Ronnie Baker, Trayvon Bromell, Tokyo 2020 silver medal winner Fred Kerley, Michael Norman, and Isiah Young.

South African Akani Simbine completed the line-up.

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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.