GREENE in palo alto preview

Greene hopes to continue sprint success in 200m at PaloAlto

PALO ALTO, California, June 5 (AFP) - Three-time worldchampion Maurice Greene hopes to follow his 100 metresuccess last week with a victory in the 200m at a IAAF Grand Prix meet here Saturday.
The 28-year-old American is hoping to double at theWorld Championships at the end of August in Paris,France.
The 2000 Olympic gold medallist had a disappointingbeginning to his 100m season. But that was before heslashed his way to victory in Los Angeles last week,winning the 100m in 9.94secs.
Greene also beat runner-up Coby Miller with a time of20.16secs in his first 200m of the year six weeks ago inWalnut, California.
Greene lost his world's fastest human'' title torival Tim Montgomery last year. On Saturday, Greene will square off against J.J.Johnson, who has the fastest 200m time in the world thisyear at 20.05secs. In the women's competition, the 100m hurdles will be abattle between Americans and Jamaicans with MieshaMcKelvy, who won last week in Los Angeles, beingchallenged by Jamaicans Dionne Rose-Henley and LacenaGolding Clarke. One of the most tightly contested events could be themens shot put, featuring the top three ranked athletesin the world, Adam Nelson, Kevin Toth and John Godina. Toth will be challenged by last years top ranked shotputter, Adam Nelson, who returns to action aftersidelined with muscle spasms in his lower back. My training has been going great and Im ready tocompete again,’’ Nelson said.
The pole vault should be limited to a battle betweenthree-time United States champion Jeff Hartwig andOlympic gold medallist Nick Hysong.