Elaine Thompson-Herah, a five-time Olympic gold medallist, has decided not to run in the 200-metre event at the upcoming Jamaican trials. Therefore, she will not be defending her title at the Games in Paris in July. 

At the June 27–30 Jamaican Athletics Championships, the sprinter is only registered to compete in the 100 metres. 

On her recent performances 

At the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene last month, Thompson-Herah—who became the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles when she won her 100- and 200-metre crowns in Tokyo—came in last in her season-opening 100-metre race, clocking in at 11.30 seconds.

She appeared to suffer an injury during the 100-metre race in the NYC Grand Prix earlier this month, finishing with a performance record of 11.48. She had previously participated in the 200-metre competition in April 2023.

The athlete recently named Reynaldo Walcott as her new coach, after she and Shanikie Osbourne parted ways last November. 

The Paris Olympics’ athletics competition will be held at the Stade de France from August 1 to 11, 2024.

 

Source: CNA

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