BRUSSELS DIAMOND LEAGUE: Fraser-Pryce, Jackson renew rivalry

-Ikenna Okafor
Jamaican sprint world champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson take on Americans Sha’Carri Richardson and Aleia Hobbs among others in the women’s 100m at the penultimate Diamond League meeting of the season in Brussels tomorrow.

Spectators at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme will be hoping the complete line-up materialises, though, following the disappointment at the Lausanne Diamond League last week when Fraser-Pryce withdrew with a niggle and then Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah false started.

This time in Belgium hopes will be high that a great race unfolds. In addition to world 100m champion Fraser-Pryce, world 200m gold medallist Jackson and US talent Richardson, there is also Marie-Josée Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast and Aminatou Seyni of Niger. Dina Asher-Smith was originally set to compete but is no longer on the start lists.

Twelve months ago Christine Mboma of Namibia won the women’s 200m in Brussels with Jackson second, Asher-Smith third and Richardson fourth.

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