FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON FACES TOKYO OLYMPIC MEDALISTS IN WOMEN’S 100M, HIGHLIGHTING 2021 PREFONTAINE CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 LIVE ON NBC & PEACOCK
Live 90-Minute NBC Show Begins at 4:30 p.m. ET; Peacock Begins Live Coverage at 4 p.m. ET, and Presents Live Stream of NBC Coverage
Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad, Ryan Crouser, Richardson and a Host of Olympians Highlight Coverage of NBC Sports’ Final 2021 USATF ‘Journey to Gold – Tokyo Outdoor Series’ Event
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 18, 2021 – Sha’Carri Richardson will face all three Tokyo Olympic medalists in the women’s 100m, headlining a star-studded field in the Diamond League 2021 Prefontaine Classic as NBC Sports’ live coverage of the 2021 USATF ‘Journey to Gold – Tokyo Outdoor Series’ concludes on Saturday, August 21 from the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. NBC will present live coverage from 4:30-6 p.m. ET Saturday, with Peacock’s live coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET prior to live streaming NBC’s 90-minute show.
Richardson, competing in her first event since the U.S. Track & Field Trials, will face the three women’s 100m Tokyo Olympics medalists: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah (gold), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (silver) and Shericka Jackson (bronze).
Also expected to compete in Saturday’s field are Allyson Felix – who in Tokyo became the most decorated American Track & Field athlete ever – in the women’s 200m, Tokyo Olympics 400m hurdle silver medalist Dalilah Muhammad, 800m gold medalist Athing Mu, shotput gold medalist Ryan Crouser, Tokyo Olympians Ajee Wilson, Emma Coburn, Matthew Centrowitz and more. The men’s 200m is expected to feature Tokyo silver and bronze medalists Americans Kenny Bednarek (silver) and Noah Lyles (bronze). In the men’s shot put, gold medalist Crouser, who set an Olympic record in Tokyo with a 23.30m throw and a world record in Eugene at the Olympic Trials, and silver medalist Joe Kovacs are both expected to compete. Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Katie Nageotte is expected to headline the women’s pole vault event this weekend.
Following Crouser’s Olympic record shot put of 23.30 meters in Tokyo, NBC Sports’ Paul Swangard said: “That’s like taking a bowling ball, going to the free throw line, turning around and trying to throw a three-quarters shot the other direction. It’s impressive athleticism and strength.”
NBC Sports’ 2021 USATF Journey to Gold – Tokyo Outdoor Series coverage featured five U.S.-based events, which began April 24.
NBC Sports’ Paul Swangard will call the event, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic decathlon silver medalist Trey Hardee, and two-time Olympian Des Linden as analysts, and Lewis Johnson as a reporter.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21 – PREFONTAINE CLASSIC
How to Watch
|August 21||4-6 p.m. ET||4:30-6 p.m. ET|
- Play-by-play: Paul Swangard
- Analysts: Four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic decathlon silver medalist Trey Hardee, and two-time Olympian Des Linden
- Reporter: Lewis Johnson
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