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Africa: Mboma, Masilingi, Ta Lou to Conflict At Kip Keino Basic – NewsEverything Africa

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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.