Sada for League opener


DOHA – Barbadian Commonwealth Games champion Sada Williams and Jamaican sprint queen Shericka Jackson will be among a number of English-speaking Caribbean athletes who will feature when this year’s World Athletics Diamond League opens today in the Qatar capital.

The meet at the Qatar Sports Club has attracted arguably its best fields ever, with 15 reigning individual Olympic and World champions, plus a host of major championship medallists, taking part.

Apart from Jackson and women’s 400 metres world bronze medallist Williams, two-time men’s world javelin champion Anderson Peters of Grenada and Olympic bronze medallist Megan Tapper of Jamaica are also carded to make their appearance at the meet.

Interest in the women’s 400 will centre upon Williams and the Jamaican duo of Candice McLeod and Stephanie-Ann McPherson taking aim at Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic, one year after she beat Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas at this event. (EZS/PR)