British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith will sort out a high-quality area in her inaugural race of the 2021 season. The 200-meter world champion will face four-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the 100-meter Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah within the 100-meter Muller Grand Prix in Gateshead on Could 23. .
Britain’s Amy Hunt, who holds the 200m U-18 world file, and match American Sha’Carri Richardson, can even be a part of the lineup for the inaugural 2021 Diamond League occasion. The race will present an early indication of the athletes’ type as they put together for this summer time‘s Olympics in Tokyo.
Asher-Smith, who has solely run two 60-meter indoor races this yr, stated on social media: “It is my first Diamond League since 2019 and I can not wait. It has been a very long time!”
“I am very excited to get again to working the 100 meters.” The assembly was initially scheduled to happen in Rabat, Morocco, however was moved to northeast England because of the coronavirus pandemic.
British Athletics has stated it hopes to have the ability to welcome followers “ultimately to the occasion” but in addition “stays versatile” with ticket gross sales to remain in step with the federal government‘s roadmap announcement. For Gateshead Worldwide Stadium, the occasion would be the first time it has hosted a global grand prix since 2010.