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.

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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.