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)

Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah and Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith will square off over 100m at the Paris Diamond League, set for 28 August.

Thompson-Herah, who defended her Olympic Games sprint double title, is in the form of her life. She ran personal best times of 10.61 and 21.53 at the Tokyo 2020 games.

Asher-Smith, who, according to reports, went into the Tokyo Olympics below fitness, failed to make the final.

Also down to contest the event is Jamaican Shericka Jackson, who is also in the form of her life. She ran 10.77 at the Jamaica Olympic Trials and 10.76 to get bronze in Tokyo.

Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment, the Olympic Games champion and American Grant Holloway will battle in the men’s 110m hurdles.

American Fred Kerley, 100m silver medallist in Tokyo, will headline the men’s sprint.


  1. Sometimes you people just post foolishness.Elaine have nothing to prove.Richardson is pure hype and no substance an some people promting this as the big thing.one off races prove nothing ask Jeter

  2. Renford Clark we are not talking about Olympics right now,if she beats Elaine, that will send a message that she can be beat come next Olympics…watch what I tell you,you gon be remembering this…she coming…

  3. Anata Skepmire I’ve been watching her from youth..she won youth championships..she’s my favourite athlete in Britain plus her parents are both Jamaicans

  4. Jean-Loup Parisis Next Sat I think there is a race on NBC. Not sure of the time but it will have All ladies running. I tape it so I can see it whenever.

    • Jean-Loup Parisis what happened to Asher-Smith in the Olympics? ..a no-show…..a complete regression.. too much pressure?

  5. Asher is good but didn’t rise up in the biggest of occasion when it mattered the most, hence she is no match nor comparison to Elaine — even if Asher wins, Elaine has nothing to prove to her. Maybe against Sha’carri could be eventful.


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