MONACO — Collegiate standout Tamara Clark has been added to the women’s 200 meters field for the Monaco Diamond League meeting which will take place on Friday, July 9. The American who finished fourth at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials last month, will join an already star-studded field that includes three other sprinters who have broken 22-seconds in their career.
Tamara Clark Aims To Closeout Season Strong
Clark clocked 21.98 seconds for fourth place when finishing behind winner Gabby Thomas at the U.S. Trials and she will be hoping to take that form over to Europe as she looks to close out what has been a very and demanding season.
The 22-year-old had a very fruitful collegiate season this year with Alabama, which included a 100m and 200m sprint double at the 2021 SEC Outdoor championships, and clocked the fastest all-conditions time in NCAA history in the 200 meters when she posted 21.89s (+4.1m/s) at Cushing Stadium in College Station, on May 15.
Clark, who was voted the SEC Women’s Outdoor Runner of the Year, went on to finish second at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships to close out her college campaign.
The field at the Monaco Diamond League meeting this week will also include world leader Thomas who sizzled to a stunning personal best of 21.61s en route to winning the title at the U.S. Olympic Trials and became the second-fastest woman of all time in the discipline.
Jamaican champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who ran a personal best of 21.79s to complete her national championships sprint double, has also been confirmed for the meeting, along with Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo who has a seasonal best of 22.03s and a lifetime mark of 21.74s.
Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria and Swiss sprinter Mujinga Kambundji are the others also already confirmed for the women’s 200m.