Okagbare Returns to the 200m in Birmingham at the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix.

Okagbare Came Second in 100m at the Prefontaine Classics in Oregon, USA.
Okagbare Came Second in 100m at the Prefontaine Classics in Oregon, USA.

Following the short break for national championships and European team competitions last weekend, the Diamond League gets back on track at the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix in Birmingham on Sunday, 30 June.

Nigerian sprint queen Blessing Okagbare, who became the first woman to win the 100m title for five successive times in modern times, returns back to the IAAF meeting hoping to build on her wind assisted (+1.3) personal best of 22.31secs in the 200m in Walnut, USA.

She’ll be up against one of the biggest rivalries in athletics as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Carmelita Jeters will also clash in what should be one of the highlights of the seventh IAAF Diamond League meetings of 2013.

Jeters will make her first appearance on a track since hobbling over the 100m finish line with a hamstring injury in Shanghai six weeks ago when Fraser-Pryce (10.93secs) took victory and Okagbare (11.00secs) came second.

This time the trio will go head-to-head over 200m with Fraser-Pryce leading the world rankings by 0.18 seconds from Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, who’s also in the mix along with Sherone Simpson and Ukraine’s Mariya Ryemyen.

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