Friday 25 September, 2020

Elaine Thompson-Herah confirmed for Monaco Diamond League

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah has been confirmed for the Diamond League fixture in Monaco on August 14.

Having finished third over 100m in 2018 and second in the 200m last year, the Jamaican sprinter will move back down to the shorter distance and she’ll be keen to achieve her first victory at the Stade Louis II.

Thompson-Herah, who at the Rio Olympics in 2016 became the first Jamaican to win both sprints at the same Olympics, seems to be heading back to her best following an injured Achilles tendon.

She ran 10.73 seconds in only her third race this year at the Velocity Fest Meet 3 at Jamaica College in Kingston on Saturday.

The time was not a legal one with the wind measured at three metres per second, just over the legal limit of 2.0 metres per second, which means that the 10.98 clocked by Olympic 400m champion  Shaunae Miller-Uibo is still the fastest time in the world this year.

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