When, Where, and How to Watch Nike Prefontaine Classic 2021?

Published 08/19/2021, 9:17 AM EDT
Jun 19, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; Sha’Carri Richardson (middle) celebrates after defeating Gabby Thomas (left) and Javianne Oliver to win the women’s 100m in 10.86 during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


One of the most rated sprinters in athletics right now is Sha’Carri Richardson. After her controversial ban from Tokyo Olympics 2020, Richardson makes her return in the upcoming event against other Tokyo Olympics medalists. She makes her debut in the event after failing a doping test due to appear in Japan. The American sprinter tested positive for Marijuana which led to her ban. Despite that, the sprinter returns for the Nike Prefontaine classic competition.

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The race is expected to feature some of the top athletes in the world.

But where do you watch the race?

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Where to watch the Nike Prefontaine Classic competition?

The Nike Pre Classic tournament will start soon and athletes from all over the world are expected to compete. The women’s 100 and 200-meter races will be the most-watched races.

The Prefontaine Classic is part of the elite Wanda Diamond league which holds meets every year. Most of the athletes come to take part in the league and many of them set their best times and scores in the event. The competition starts on August 20-21 and the tickets are available at GoDucks.com. Nike has sponsored this event since 1984. It is the longest-running sponsorship of a single sports event in the United States.

Moreover, the Nike Pre-Fontaine Classic will be telecasted on the NBC channel worldwide.

With Richardson coming back for the event, the focus will be on her to provide a sensational performance. After her disappointment of not appearing in Tokyo, she looks more determined than ever to win medals.

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Sha’Carri Richardson is back

Moreover, the sprinter hopes to compete with some of the best athletes in the world. The 21-year-old sprinter missed the event after her infamous drug test. As she lost her mother before the games, Richardson opened up about smoking marijuana as treatment for depression and anxiety. Thus, she failed the test leading to a widespread outcry over the decision.

The United States Anti-Doping Agency issued a failed test report after which Richardson was facing a ban of 1 month.

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The Nike Pre Classic event is one of the most anticipated events this year because of the presence of incredible athletes. After winning both 100 and 200-meter races in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020, Elaine Thompson-Herah will compete in the Nike event this year. Fans predict the match-up between Richardson and Elaine will be a showstopper. Lastly, former Olympic medalists, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Allyson Felix will compete in the race as well.

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The race will be a treat for athletics fans all over the world.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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