MONCO — A world-class women’s 200m field has been assembled for the Wanda Diamond League – Meeting Herculis EBS meeting in Monaco on 9 July, as Gabby Thomas, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, and Blessing Okagbare will battle one another in what could be a preview of the Olympic final.
Thomas, the 2021 U.S. Olympic trials champion, is currently the fastest woman 200m runner alive after posting the third-fastest time ever in the event when she clocked 21.61 seconds over the weekend. Only world record holder Florence Griffith-Joyner has ever gone faster.
The rising American star will line up alongside Jamaica’s multiple global gold medallist Fraser-Pryce, who was also in superb form this past weekend after clocking a lifetime best of 21.79s to complete a sprint double at the 2021 Jamaica Olympic trials.
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Adding to the quality field is reigning Olympic 400m champion Miller-Uibo who is ranked No. 8 in the world with a season’s best of 22.03s. The Bahamian, however, has a personal best of 21.74s from 2019, and has gone under 22-seconds four times already in her career.
Meanwhile, 2013 world bronze medallist Okagbare of Nigeria is also entered in the event and she has a career-best of 22.04s in the event, set in 2018.
However, the talented sprinter has been in top form this season, which was identified with a wind-assisted 10.63s for 100m earlier this month.
Swiss sprinter Mujinga Kambundji who owns a PB of 22.26s, has also been confirmed to join the world-class line in Monaco.