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Richardson to have rematch against Jamaican big guns

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMSharla Williams/Gleaner Writer
Sha’Carri Richardson
Sha’Carri Richardson
Shericka Jackson
Shericka Jackson
Briana Williams
Briana Williams
Asher-Smith
Asher-Smith
Elaine Thompson-Herah.
Elaine Thompson-Herah.
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JAMAICAN OLYMPIC medallists Elaine Thompson Herah, Shericka Jackson and Briana Williams are set to run in what is expected to be a competitive 100m against Sha’Carri Richardson and Dina Asher-Smith at the Prefontaine Classic this Saturday.

The line-up, which was announced by the meet organisers on Monday, will include Marie Josee Talou from the Ivory Coast, Mujinga Kambundji from Switzerland and Americans Teahna Daniels and Twanisha Terry.

The fastest woman alive, Thompson Herah, is expected to do well despite pulling out of the Birmingham Diamond League meet last Saturday due to painful shoulder.

Asher-Smith won the Birmingham event in 11.11 seconds with Jackson following close behind in 11.12.

Thompson Herah however competed in the 100m and 200m at the JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series in Kingston on the same day, clocking 10.94 and 22.55 seconds, respectively.

Richardson opened her season at the at the 2022 Duval Country Challenge Puma event, finishing fourth in 11.37 in the 100m, even though training partner Justin Gatlin has said she has the potential to break the world record because she has been running fast times in training.

Briana Williams ran an unofficial 10.91 seconds at the USATF Golden Games one month ago.