Fraser-Pryce could face Jeter at Adidas GP
OLYMPIC 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce could clash with World Championships 100m winner Carmelita Jeter when the Jamaican makes her first appearance at the New York Adidas Grand Prix Diamond League meet at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island on June 9.
Fraser Pryce, who will join compatriot, 100m men’s world champion, Yohan Blake at the meet as they continue preparations for this summer’s Olympic Games in London.
Louis Grant of Irie Jammedia Group and Global Athletics and Marketing broke the news yesterday as he addressed the
Jamaica Observer’s Monday Exchange at their Beechwood Avenue offices.
Blake’s participation in the event was announced two weeks ago, and it is expected that several other Jamaican athletes will be added to the line-up.
World and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell Brown has won both the 100m and 200m at the meet where double world record-holder Usain Bolt broke his first 100m world record when he ran 9.72 seconds in 2008.
Grant also announced that a number of Jamaican high school relay teams will take part in the meet which has attracted thousands of Jamaican and Caribbean fans in each of its previous seven stagings.
Steve Mullings beat training partner Tyson Gay to win the 100m last year, but was later banned for life after testing positive for a banned substance — his second failed drug test.