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ATHLETICS: Fraser-Pryce to run 200-metre in Monaco today

Published:Friday | July 19, 2013 | 8:53 AM

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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