ATHLETICS: Fraser-Pryce to run 200-metre in Monaco today
Jamaica’s two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce today continues her preparation for next month’s World Championships in Moscow, Russia, when she competes at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco.
Fraser-Pryce will contest the women’s 200 metres, which is scheduled to start at 1:45 p.m. Jamaica time.
She will face off with Americans Carmelita Jeter and Kimberly Duncan along with Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast.
Both Fraser-Pryce and Jeter ended their pre race press conference prematurely yesterday by walking out.
The athletes walked out after a reporter asked them about this week’s doping revelations.
Fraser-Pryce’s MVP teammates Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were among five Jamaicans who tested positive for banned substances.
Jeter's American teammate Tyson Gay tested positive following an out-of-competition test in May for an undisclosed substance.
Six other Jamaicans are down to compete at the meet.
Four will compete in the women’s 400 metres at 1:25 p.m.
They are national champion Novlene Williams-Mills, Stephanie McPherson, Rosemarie Whyte and Shericka Williams.
The other Jamaicans who will be in action are – Nickel Ashmeade and Kemar Bailey-Cole in the men’s 100 metres at 2:40 p.m. The Jamaican pair will face off with the Americans Justin Gatlin and Michael Rodgers along with Kim Collins of St Kitts and the Nevis.
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