Jamaica’s Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah and American prodigy Sha’Carri Richardson will headline the 100 metres at Saturday’s Prefontaine Basic in Eugene, Oregon, organisers for the Diamond League occasion mentioned on Monday.
Thompson-Herah returns to the venue the place she almost broke American Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 100m file final yr, weeks after main a Jamaican podium sweep on the Tokyo Video games.
She dropped out of the Birmingham Diamond League meet over the weekend citing discomfort in coaching. Thompson-Herah’s administration company didn’t reply to a request for remark.
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Richardson’s recollections of Hayward Subject are extra sophisticated.
She was the US’ brightest hope for a gold medal in Tokyo after profitable the U.S. Olympic Trials in June however misplaced her spot on the Video games after testing optimistic for hashish.
Richardson, 22, returned to Eugene in August after serving a 30-day suspension, the place she completed final within the 100m.
Rounding out the sphere on Saturday are Britain’s 200 metres world champion Dina Asher-Smith and Shericka Jackson, who received gold within the 4x100m relay alongside Thompson-Herah in Tokyo.