Even though the Women’s Olympic 100 meter final was a thrilling race, the best expo of the fastest women in the world is yet to come as the Eugene Diamond League sets to tell a long-lasting tale, with some of the most speed blistering females to ever grace the track.
The showdown is set to take place on August 21 and will see the likes of Sha’Carrie Richardson returning to the track after she was given a temporary ban, for smoking marijuana which prevented her from competing in the Olympics.
At the Eugene, Classics Richardson who has a personal best of 10.75 seconds will need to face off against a field that has several women with their greatest times under 10.80.
The race will also feature, Marie-Josee Ta Lou, Mujinga Kambundji, Javianne Oliver, Teahna Daniels as well as the super four from Jamaica Briana Williams, Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah.
So far Marie-Josee Ta Lou has a personal best of 10.78 seconds and has been running well all season while Shericka Jackson, has her best time at 10.76 seconds right outside of Richardson’s fastest time so things should get interesting.
On a whole level to themselves, however, are Shelly-Ann Fraser Price and Elaine Thompson-Herah who will go head to head in their final race for the season to determine who is the best.
Earlier this year at the JAAA Olympic Destiny series held in Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ran a world-leading time of 10.63 seconds to place her as the fastest woman in the world whilst also taking the title of national record holder and so for since then there had been many eyes on the Olympian, as the favourite to win in Tokyo.
The race in Tokyo however, proved otherwise as Thompson-Herah rose to the occasion, running a blistering time of 10.63 seconds to win the race, She got the Olympic record and forever change the way the event is looked at.
The epic thing about Thompson-Herah’s run is that just like Usain Bolt, she basically slowed down before her race was finished, by holding out her hands which professionals in the field of analysis does claim to have a time chopping effect, if this was not done we might have seen the sprinter running in the 10.5 regions or possibly breaking the world record of 10.49 set by the late Florence Griffith Joyner.
The race in Eugene could well be a World record run, which is a long while now has the prospect of being accomplished by more than one woman.