OKAGBARE AND AMUSAN BATTLE FOR DIAMOND TROPHIES IN BRUSSELS
Nigeria’s sprint queens Blessing Okagbare and Tobi Amusan will be looking to get their hands on the prestigious Diamond Trophy and the $50,000 money on offer when they take to the track at the final Diamond League meet of the season taking place in Brussels, Belgium.
The meet, which is the known as the AG Memorial van Damme, the second final in the series, will see another 16 winners crowned on Thursday and Friday (5-6).
With the World Athletics Championships set for later this month, both athletes will hope to lay a marker against their rivals in their respective events.
Okagbare will come up against Jamaica’s multiple World and Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, European champion Dina Asher-Smith and recently crowned African Games 100m Champion Marie Josee ta Lou.
For Amusan, the recently crowned African Games Champion will rub shoulders with the likes of World Record Holder Kendra Harrison, World Leader Danielle Williams and US Christina Clemons, whom she beat at the ISTAF in Berlin on Sunday.
No Nigerian has won the IAAF Diamond League trophy since it’s modification to a 14-meet series at the turn of this decade.