OKAGBARE BATTLES FRASER-PRYCE IN LONDON AS AMUSAN SEEKS FIRST WIN
Africa Record holder in the 200m, Blessing Okagbare will be seeking for her third consecutive when she takes to the track in the women’s 100m at 10th leg of the IAAF Diamond League (DL) taking place in London.
The women’s 100m in the DL has been really riveting this year. After four meetings so far on the Road to the Final, nobody has been able to pick up enough points to secure their place in the final in either Zurich or Brussels.
Okagbare, who picked up her only 100m win in Rabat with a Season’s Best of 11.05s will be joined by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Dina Asher-Smith, Elaine Thompson and Marie Josee Ta Lou in London, as they all will be hoping to get one over one another at the Müller Anniversary Games.
London has been a good stomping ground in times past, as it would be recalled that she clocked her Personal Best (PB) of 10.79 when she won 100m in 2013.
While Okagbare will be aiming to topple her rivals, reigning Commonwealth Games 100m queen, Tobi Amusan will be seeking her first win in London after placing seventh last year.
The sprint-hurdler who clocked a PB of 12.49s few days back to win the women’s 100mH at the Meeting International Sotteville les Rouen in France will be up against 2015 World Champion Danielle Williams and America’s Queen Claye whom she beet in France.
The London DL is the only meeting that lasts for two days in the IAAF calendar, with Amusan competing on Day 1, while Okagbare running on Day 2.