Brave Williams-Mills leads J'cans in Lausanne
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Less than a week after revealing her struggles with breast cancer over the last 12 months, Jamaica's quarter-miler Novlene Williams-Mills will continue her build up to the IAAF World Championships in Moscow when she competes at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting today.
Williams-Mills, who retained her National Senior title three weeks ago, broke her silence on her battles with breast cancer last weekend, just after placing third in the 400m at the Birmingham Grand Prix and will meet the two women who beat her on Sunday, Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu and Botswana's Amantle Montsho.
Eight Jamaicans are down to take part in the meeting with three expected to feature in a mouth-watering men's 100m line-up.
Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade, who were runners to Usain Bolt at the recent National Senior Championships, along with former World Record holder Asafa Powell, will take on American World Leader Tyson Gay in what is expected to be a fast race.
Another American Mike Rodger and Kim Collins of St Kitts are also down to take part in the event.
Patricia Hall, who was third in the women's 400m at the National Championships, will contest the 200m where she will come up against new American champion Kimberlyn Duncan and Carmelita Jeter.
Jason Young and Mario Forsythe will contest the men's 200m, while Dwight Thomas will face training partner American David Oliver and World Champion Jason Richardson in the men's 110m hurdles.