Sha’Carri Richardson (USA), the fastest woman in the world this year, is the latest addition to an incredible 100m field at the London Athletics Meet on Sunday 23 July.
The former NCAA champion showed early-season promise with a wind-aided 10.57 at the Miramar Invitational in Florida in April.
She backed that up with an emphatic victory at the Doha Meeting – the opening meeting of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League series – on Friday 5 May, clocking a meeting record and world leading time of 10.76. In a high-quality field, reigning world 200m champion Shericka Jackson (JAM) was second (10.85), with former world 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) in third (10.98). In what is likely to be one of the event highlights, the incredible trio will meet again in the UK capital.
“I’m excited and looking forward to running at the London Diamond League,” said 23-year-old Richardson, who has a lifetime best of 10.72 – a mark good enough for seventh on the world all-time list. “It will be my first time visiting London, and I hope to run very well there for the fans.”
The London Athletics Meet is the tenth meeting of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League series. The series comprises 14 meetings in total and started with Doha on 5 May. It concludes with a single final across two days in Eugene (16-17 September).