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JAMAICAN SHOWDOWN IN SHANGHAI

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce,Shanghai,IAAF Diamond League,Veronica Campbell-Brown

Photo: World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

A titanic clash is expected in the female 100m at the Shangha IAAF Diamond League on Sunday May 17.

Two of Jamaica’s track darlings in outstanding Olympic gold medalist and triple world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will take on her compatriot World and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown in a 100m clash at the second meeting on this year’s IAAF Diamond League calendar.

The field will also include reigning Commonwealth Games 100m Champion, Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare , Trinidad and Tobago Michelle-Lee Ahye, Americans Tori Boeiw and Muna Lee, and Jamaican Schillonie Calvert.

Many time winner and defending Diamond League 400m hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer will kicks start her 2015 campaign against a field packed with Americans, Lashina Demus, Kori Carter , Georganne Moline and Tiffany Williams.

The men’s 110m hurdles will be amongst the most anticipated events on the night, when Olympic champion Aries Merritt takes on all three 2013 World Championships medallists: fellow US hurdlers David Oliver and Ryan Wilson, the Moscow gold and silver medallists . The other contenders are no pretenders – Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov., China’s Xie Wenjun , Cuban Orlando Ortega, Jason Richardson and Jamaican Andrew Riley.

Jamaica’s trio of , Nickel Ashmeade, , Rasheed Dwyer and Julian Forte will line up in the men’s 200m against Panamanian, Alonso Edwards , Netherlands, Churandy Martina and Canadian Aaron Brown.

The big guns will renew rivalry over 400 meter as Gernadian star Kirani James, match strides with American LaShawn Merrit and Botswanan Isaac Makwala The field also feature , Tony Mcquay, Renny Quow and Belgium’s , Kevin Borlee.

There will be some thrilling amtch ups in the field as Greg Rutherford faces Russia’s Aleksandr Menkov, in the long jump.

The High Jump should be equally interesting as Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim’s will come face to face USA’s Erik Kynard as the battle of 2014 continues.

It’s an Olympic Champion versus World Champion clash as Olga Rypakova takes on world leader Caterine Ibarguen in the women’s triple jump.

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