Women's 200m Final is all set to begin at the London Olympic Stadium with Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica hitting the track to defend her 200 metre title.
The women's 200m final will start at 1:30 AM IST (Thursday) and Campbell-Brown will compete with her great rival and three-times world champion Allyson Felix, who she beat both at the Athens and Beijing Olympics.
It's not only Felix that the defending champion has to beat; there are big names like her teammate and women's 100m gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and 100m silver medalist Carmelita Jeter and 400m champion Sanya Richards-Ross of United States in the fray.
Campbell-Brown, who took bronze in the 100m on Saturday, said that she will run her heart out tonight to defend her title.
"I'll remain confident and try and put it together. My intention is to stay focused and then run my heart out," Reuters quoted her as saying.
If she wins tonight, she will became the second woman in history to win two consecutive Olympic 200m title after Barbel Wockel of Germany and the first woman to win three Olympic 200m gold medal.
With Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce winning gold in men's 100m and women's 100m respectively, the Jamaicans will continue their dominance in the sprint if they win the 200m. Fastest man Bolt and Olympic silver medalist are in the fray for the men's 200m.
Here is the list of the finalists in women's 200m:
1. Sanya Richards-Ross (U.S.)
2. Allyson Felix (U.S.)
3. Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica)
4. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)
5. Carmelita Jeter (U.S.)
6. Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast)
7. Semoy Hackett (Trinidad and Tobago)
8. Myriam Soumare (France)
(With Inputs from Reuters)