(Jamaica Observer) ITALY, Rome— Reigning Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah will face off with Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who won the 400m event at the Tokyo Olympics, in the women’s 200m when the Wanda Diamond League returns to Rome on Thursday, June 9.
They will be lining up against a stacked field which includes US sprint legend Allyson Felix, Britain’s world champion Dina Asher-Smith, Jamaica’s Olympic 100m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, world indoor 60m champion Mujinga Kambundji, Ivory Coast’s multiple world medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou, Britain’s Beth Dobbin and Italy’s Dalia Kaddari.
As the fifth meeting in this season’s Diamond League, the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea takes place just five weeks out from the World Athletics Championship – Oregon22.
Jamaica’s middle-distance runner Natoya Goule-Topping will also compete in this installation of the Diamond League against USA’s Olympic Champion Athing Mu in the 800m event.
The lineup for the event also includes Uganda’s world champion Halimah Nakaayi, Cuba’s Rose Mary Almanza, Renelle Lamote of France, Australia’s Catriona Bisset and Britain’s Olympic fourth-place finisher Jemma Reekie.