This year’s Prefontaine Classic will feature a stronger field than the 2020 Olympics, as Sha’Carri Richardson will face off against the Jamaican trio of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson who swept the women’s 100m podium in Tokyo.
Richardson, who was denied a chance to compete in the Olympics due to a positive THC test during the U.S. Trials, enters the field as the third-fastest woman in 2021.
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In the men’s 100m, Olympic silver and bronze medalists, Fred Kerley and Andre De Grasse, as well as former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin are all expected to start. World indoor champion Trayvon Bromell, who posted the fastest time in the world this season with a 9.77 in June, will also be among the entrants.
The Prefontaine Classic is a 2021 Diamond League event, the eighth of the 2021 schedule. Ronnie Baker, who has two Diamond League wins under his belt this season, has also entered the race.
Current Olympic champion Ryan Crouser, who posted a season and personal best 23.37m en route to setting an Olympic record in the men's shot put, leads the field that includes silver medalist Joe Kovacs and bronze medalist Tomas Walsh of New Zealand. Defending event champion Darlan Romani of Brazil is also in the field after finishing fourth in Tokyo, missing out on a medal by 0.59 meters.
Walsh has two Diamond League wins this season in Doha and Florence.
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