DAEGU (Sporting Alert) — World 100 metres champion Carmelita Jeter will begin her dream quest of winning the World Championships sprint double when she competes in the first round of the women’s 200m this morning.
The American fought off some strong headwind and challenges from the Caribbean’s best to seal the 100m title in 10.90seconds earlier this week, and will be looking do the same in the half-lap.
Jeter will race in heat 2 against Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson, who just failed to make the Jamaican 100m team at the trials in Kingston, in June.
Defending champion Allyson Felix, after being pipped for the 400m title will be hoping to comeback fresh to tackle her rivals as she seeks a fourth successive 200m crown. She races in heat 3.
Meanwhile, recently crowned world silver medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown, the two-time Olympic 200m gold medallist goes in heat 5, against Ivet Lalova of Bulgaria and Bahamian Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie.
Others down to complete in the early round are American champion Shalonda Solomon and Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart.