The Diamond League stops in Brussels Friday, the last track meet before the final in Zurich next week. Although no Canadian athletes are competing, there are many storylines to follow in Belgium. For many athletes, Brussels marks the last chance to qualify for the Diamond League final in Zurich next week.
The premier race of the event is the women’s 200m. Outspoken U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson will compete against a loaded field of women, featuring 2019 world champion Dina Asher-Smith and the Namibian sprint duo of Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma, who won gold and silver at the World U-20 world championships in August. Shericka Jackson, who won bronze in Tokyo over 100m and beat Richardson in the 100m distance in Eugene, will start in the lane beside Richardson. This race will be a battle of the young stars to come, as all five athletes are under 27.