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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce among nine J'cans for Shanghai Diamond League

Double Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be among nine Jamaicans to compete at the Shanghai Diamond League meet on Saturday. Fraser-Pryce will renew her rivalry with 100m World Champion Carmelita Jeter, who set a world leading 10.95 seconds a few weeks ago. Aleen Bailey, Sherri-Ann Brooks and Samantha Henry-Robinson are the other Jamaicans to line up in that event. Three-time Diamond League winner Kaliese Spencer will also seek to extend her dominance in the league’s 400m hurdles when takes on World Champion American Lashinda Demus. Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams will start in the women’s triple jump, seeking to continue her creditable performance in the event in the past two seasons. Olympic 200m bronze medallist Warren Weir will tackle the 100m third-place finisher American Justin Gatlin over the longer sprint. Weir should start as favourite based on times with a season’s best of 20.14 seconds and a personal best of 19.84 seconds. Marvin Anderson and Jason Young are the other Jamaicans in the event which also features the consistent American Wallace Spearmon.