NATIONAL sprinter Khalifa St Fort is paying attention to her form in the 200 metres this year, as she prepares for the IAAF World Championship in Doha, Qatar.
The World Championship will take place from September 28 to October 6. The 20-year-old began her 2019 season on April 13 with a time of 23.52 seconds, to win section one of the timed finals, in the women’s 200m, at the Rafer Johnson and Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational in Los Angeles, California, United States. St Fort, in a recent interview, said, “2019 is shaping up very well so far. I’m training very hard to make the 2019 Doha team and possibly medal on the 100m...I’m focusing on the 200 this year to get down to sub-23, and also focus on my sub-11.” A lot of athletes will be using the World Championship as a gauge ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Asked if she is nervous or taking things step by step, the former Carifta sprint queen replied, “I’m definitely not nervous. I’m training hard and I trust my coach (Ato Boldon), I trust my training and I trust God. I’m very excited to see how this season would go.“It’s the hardest training I’ve had thus far and I feel like I’m doing extremely well.”