VCB & Fraser-Pryce to face off in Shanghai

by May 8th, 2016

Jamaica’s two most decorated active sprinters Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown will clash for the first time this season at the second Diamond League Series which takes place in Shanghai, China on Saturday.

World and Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce and three time Olympic gold medal winner Campbell-Brown are showing on the provisional list for the women’s 200m along with Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby.

Also listed for the event are Côte d’Ivoire’s Murielle Ahoure and Americans Candice McGrone and Tiffany Townsend.

World indoor champion and world leader Omar McLeod will once again face-off with compatriot Hansle Parchment in the 110m hurdles where they will once again match skills with American David Oliver.

Shericka Jackson returns to the women’s 400m to complete the Beijing 2015 gold medal 4x400m quartet along with Christine Day, Stephanie McPherson and Novelene Williams-Mills. World championship silver medallist Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas and Natasha Hastings of the USA are also in the line-up.

Justin Gatlin meanwhile heads the men’s 100m field which also includes Tyson Gay, Mike Rodgers and Kim Collins.