Sunday 13 October, 2019

Nathon Allen, Fraser-Pryce, Thompson among 15 J'cans for London meet

Jamaican quarter-miler Nathon Allen

Jamaican quarter-miler Nathon Allen

Jamaican quarter-miler Nathon Allen, who recently turned pro, will make his Diamond League debut on Friday as he is entered on the provisional entry lists for the 11th meeting of the 2018 season in London on Saturday and Sunday.

Allen is among 15 Jamaicans who will compete at the two-day meet as the provisional entry lists also include double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson; double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce; 2018 Commonwealth Games champions Janieve Russell and 2011  World Championships gold medallist Yohan Blake.

Allen, who has a season’s best of 44.13 - the best in the field -  will face Olympic and World champion Kirani James of Grenada, who will be competing in his first Diamond League meeting this season.

Also in the line-up is the Qatar pair of Abdalleleh Haroun and Abderrahman Samba, who takes a break from dominating the 400m hurdles to tackle the flat sprint. Notwithstanding the presence of the more seasoned campaigners, Allen said his focus is clear.

“My goal is to go out there and do the best I can do on that day and try to be the winner,” he told SportsMax.TV on Wednesday, explaining that it doesn’t matter who else in the race.

“My approach won’t change based on who’s in the race because each individual will race in their own unique way, therefore I just need to be focused and execute a race that best suits me.”

JAMAICANS WHO WILL COMPETE IN LONDON

SATURDAY

Women's 400m hurdles
Janieve Russell
Ristanana Tracey

Women's 100m
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pyce
Jonielle Smith

Men's 100m
Yohan Blake
Tyquendo Tracey

Men's 400m
Nathon Allen

Men's 5000m
Kemoy Campbell

SUNDAY

Women's 400m
Anastasia Le-Roy
Stephenie-Ann McPherson

Women's 100M hurdles
Danielle Willams

Men's 110m hurdles
Ronald Levy

Women's 800m
Natoya Goule

Women's 200m
Shericka Jackson
Elaine Thompson

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