The women’s 200m at the 71st Boris Hanžeković Memorial – WA Continental Tour Gold meeting will feature two athletes who won a total of three medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games!
Christine Mboma, currently the world’s greatest sprint sensation, finished second in the 200m, breaking the world junior record, while Shericka Jackson won bronze in the 100m and gold in the 4x100m. Jackson would have probably also medalled in the 200m if she hadn’t casually slowed down before the finish line in the heats, sensationally failing to advance to the semis.
Another Namibia’s junior sensation, Beatrice Masilingi, ran in the Olympic 200m final. Only two weeks later, she won silver at the Junior World Championships in Nairobi, behind Mboma.
On 14 September, all of them will chase the meeting record of 22.35 held by Allyson Felix since 2012.
In view of the season’s best performances of Mboma (21.81), Jackson (21.82) and Masilingi (22.18) – and all three also excelled at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels – the meeting record set by the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time is probably about to become history. Whereby Mboma could also break her own junior world record.
A race that is not to be missed.
Provisional start list
|200 m WOMEN||MR 22.35|
|1||Maja Mihalinec Zida||SLO||23.62||22.78|