World 100m bronze medallist Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Namibian youngsters Olympic 200m silver medallist Chrsitine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, will renew their rivalry in girls’s 200m on the Kip Keino Basic on September 18 in Nairobi.
Ta Lou, who settled fourth in 100m and fifth in 200m on the Tokyo Olympic Video games, and Mboma will carry their battle to Nairobi after their assembly in girls’s 200m remaining in Zurich, the 2021 Diamond League finale Thursday night.
The fast-rising Mboma was nonetheless smoking scorching from her explosive 200m victory in girls’s 200m in Brussels final Friday the place she received on her Diamond League debut in 21.84 seconds, gorgeous a powerful discipline.
Mboma edged out Olympic 100m silver medallist Shericka Jackson from Jamaica and World 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith of United States in 21.95 and 22.04 respectively.
Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) and Masilingi, the World Beneath-20 100m and 200m silver medallist, got here in fourth and fifth in 22.45 and 22.50 respectively.
Kip Keino assembly director Barnaba Korir famous that it will not be the primary time Ta Lou, Mboma and Masilingi are touring Kenya.
“Namibians set the World Beneath-20 Championships on the Moi Worldwide Sports activities Centre, Kasarani final month alight with their scintillating exhibits,” mentioned Korir, including that extra conformations had been anticipated for the ultimate leg of the World Athletics Continental Golf Tour after the Zurich occasion.
Mboma and Masilingi reached the 200m remaining on the Tokyo Olympics and whereas Mboma claimed silver, Masilingi completed fifth as they misplaced to Jamaican dash queen Elaine Thompson-Herah.
In Nairobi, Mboma received the World Beneath-20 200m title in a championship file time of 21.84 as Masilingi settled for silver in private finest 22.18 however Masilingi had earlier picked silver in 100m, shedding the tussle to Jamaican Tina Clayton.
However, the youngsters have already set the stage for his or her potential dominance over the brief distances races in future.
Ta Lou, the two-time Africa 200m champion, final competed in Nairobi in the course of the 2010 Africa Senior Championships the place she reached the semi-finals in 100m whereas misplaced within the first spherical in 200m.
Nonetheless, Ta Lou’s final go to was when she was the chief movie star visitor in the course of the 2019 Safaricom Sports activities Persona of the 12 months Award (Soya) Gala that occurred in January final 12 months in Mombasa.
Mboma has private finest 21.81 in 200m from the Tokyo Olympics remaining whereas Ta Lou and Masilingi have 22.08 and 22.18 respectively.
Korir disclosed that World 100m silver Fred Kerley from United States has joined the boys’s 200m race and can face-off with the likes of Commonwealth Video games 400m champion Isaac Makwala from Botswana and the Nairobi World Beneath-20 200m bronze medallist Sinesipho Dambile from South Africa.
Kerley and Makwala had been to satisfy within the males’s 200m, remaining in Zurich Thursday night earlier than heading to Nairobi.
Makwala, 35, is contemporary from successful his 200m race in World Athletics Gold Tour in Hengelo on June 6 earlier than ending third and fifth within the Diamond League legs of Oslo (June 10) and Paris (August 28).
Apart from successful bronze in males’s 200m on the world junior occasion, Dambile anchored South Africa to victory within the 4x100m relay.
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