A Jamaican trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Christania Williams and Natalliah Whyte are set to take on a solid field of women over 60m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Scotland on February 15.
The primary matchup for the race will that between Fraser-Pryce, whose 6.98s is the fifth-fastest in history against Ivorian sprint queen Murielle Ahoure, whose 6.97s makes her the joint fourth fastest. Ahoure won the World Indoor title in 2018.
Regarded as arguably the best female sprinter in history, Fraser-Pryce is coming off a successful 2019 when she claimed her fourth 100m world title in a world-leading 10.71s in Doha, Qatar last September and is aiming to bow out with a third 100m gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
A five-time global sprint medallist and 2016 Olympian, Ahoure’s performance to win gold at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham two years ago will undoubtedly stand her out as the woman to beat indoors this year.
However, local eyes will fall on Amy Hunt, the 17-year-old who sizzled to a 22.42 world U18 best last year in Mannheim, Germany, before going on to win the European U20 title in the same event weeks later.
Meanwhile, Whyte a member of Jamaica’s gold-medal winning 4x100m team in Doha and seen as one of the emerging talents who will ultimately replace her more celebrated Jamaican counterpart will be aiming to build on her success.
Williams, the 2018 Commonwealth Games 100m silver medallist, recently relocated to the United States and will be looking for early signs that she made the right move when she broke ties with the MVP Track Club.
Source: Leighton Levy