Double Commonwealth sprints champions,Blessing Okagbare will have a peep into what the 100m event at August's IAAF World Championship in Beijing,China will look like when she lines up alongside triple world champion,Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tori Bowie of the USA at the Shanghai IAAF Diamond League at the Shanghai Stadium in Shanghai,China on Sunday.
Okagbare was outran by Fraser-Pryce and Ivorian girl,Muriel Ahoure two years ago at the Moscow IAAF World Championship.
The Nigerian,who smashed the Commonwealth Games 100m record with an impressive 10.85 seconds to become the second Nigerian in history to win the blue ribband event at the Games will face a strong field that will also include Trinidad and Tobago's Ahye Michelle-Lee,Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB) and USA's Lee Muna.
In fact the field has no fewer than six women who have run the dash in under 11 seconds. Okagbare holds both the the 200m (22.36) and long jump (6.86m) meeting records in Shanghai but will certainly find the 100m meeting record of 10.64
seconds,the second fastest time in history,an impossible task to undertake.USA's Carmelita Jeter holds the record she set way back in September 2009.
The reigning African 100m record holder (10.79) holds a personal season's best of 11.05 seconds and she is the ninth fastest in the world so far this year and the fastest on the field on Sunday.
Meanwhile three-time African 100m champion, Olusoji Fasuba will get a mention today in Doha, Qatar when the IAAF Diamond League officially takes off at the Qatar SC Stadium in Doha.
The Nigerian ran his reigning 9.85 seconds African 100m record at this meeting in 2005 but may give up the record without a fight with rampaging American, former world and Olympic 100m king, Justin Gatlin confirmed to race at the meeting.Jiji.ng the cheapest online shopping in Nigeria