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Miller-Uibo, Thomas, Fraser-Pryce set for 200m clash in Monaco

The Meeting Herculis EBS meeting in Monaco on 9 will see Gabby Thomas, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shaunae Miller-Uibo going head-to-head.

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Gabby Thomas running 21.61 seconds to win the 200m at the 2021 U.S. Olympic trials title

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.

READ MORE: Miller-Uibo ready for Olympic 200m showdown

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.

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Swiss sprinter Mujinga Kambundji who owns a PB of 22.26s, has also been confirmed to join the world-class line in Monaco.

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Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets.

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