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Tokyo Olympics 100 metres bronze medallist Shericka Jackson headlines the 9 Jamaicans who will probably be in motion in right now’s season opener for the 2022 Wanda Diamond League in Doha, Qatar.

Jackson who ran the 100m in Kingston final Saturday on the Jubilee Sequence will open her 200m marketing campaign at 12:36 p.m, Jamaica time, in opposition to reigning world champion Dina Asher-Smith of Nice Britain and Olympic 200m bronze medallist Gabby Thomas of america. Jackson’s MVP Observe Membership teammate Anthonique Strachan may even be within the subject. Jackson, in the beginning of her season final month, stated that, whereas she just isn’t revealing the non-public targets she has set for herself in her second 12 months doing the dash double, she is targeted on an injury-free season to proceed the success from final 12 months.

“My coach believes in me and I believe in myself, too. I am not going to say what my goals are but this year, once I remain healthy, (I should be fine),” Jackson stated. Jackson ran 11.00 seconds flat in that remaining on the Jubilee Sequence.

Additionally competing will probably be Olympic 100m hurdles bronze medallist Megan Tapper who will line up with nationwide teammate Britany Anderson within the ladies’s 100m hurdles. Tapper opened her season on the Velocity Fest meet final month with a 12.80 seconds run, whereas Anderson clocked a season’s better of 12.68 final month. Each will probably be going through Kendra Harrison of america, the Olympic and World championship silver medallist and world file holder for the occasion.

The ladies’s 400m will characteristic Olympic and World Championships medallist Stephenie Ann McPherson and Tokyo Olympics 4x400m bronze medallist Candice McLeod. They may battle two-time Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Jamaica’s Charokee Younger at present has the quickest time on this planet this 12 months, 49.87, which was set final month in Florida.

Tokyo Olympic Video games 400m hurdles finalist Jaheel Hyde will open his season in his pet occasion the place he’ll face Olympic and World Championships silver medallist Rai Benjamin of america and World Championships bronze medallist Abderrahman Samba of Qatar.

Within the subject, World Championships triple soar silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts will begin her worldwide marketing campaign within the triple soar occasion, alongside together with her nationwide teammate Kimberly Williams. Ricketts and Williams completed second and third, respectively, within the Diamond League remaining final season.

Shot putter Danniel Thomas-Dodd, the 2019 World Championships silver medallist, will start her worldwide season after opening her out of doors season with two occasions in america. She at present has a season’s better of 18.92m which she threw in her out of doors season opener on April 16.

Among the many different occasions on the observe are the boys’s 200m which can see Olympic champion Andre de Grasse of Canada, World champion Noah Lyles and Olympic 100m silver medallist Fred Kerley, each of america, battling for prime honours.

daniel.wheeler@gleanerjm.com

Timetable for DOHA meet for Jamaican athletes

10:23 a.m.: Girls’s Triple Leap: Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams

10:25 a.m.: Girls’s Shot Put: Danniel Thomas-Dodd

11:04 a.m.: Girls’s 400m: Stephenie Ann McPherson and Candice McLeod

11:35 a.m.: Males’s 400m Hurdles: Jaheel Hyde

12:02 p.m.: Girls’s 100m Hurdles: Megan Tapper and Britany Anderson

12:36 p.m.: Girls’s 200m: Shericka Jackson.

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