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July 18, 2024

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Thompson-Herah Waiting For Doctor’s Instructions After Limping Off Track

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Thompson-Herah now has to get herself fit by for 27th June. This is when Jamaica will hold their Olympic Trials

Elaine Thompson-Herah is currently recuperating after she suffered from an injury. The two-time Olympic sprint champion was forced to limp off the track. She was participating in the New York City Grand Prix. This event was held in the Icahn Stadium.
The Jamaican sprint star was competing in the 100 metres race. She finished last with a time of 11.48 seconds. She was seen removing her spikes and sitting down after the race. This was a disappointing performance considering she won the 200m and 100m races during the last two Olympic Games.
The 31-year-old star said that she was forced to quit the race after she felt something uncomfortable in her leg. She revealed that this pain began as I began to accelerate. She tried to continue with the race but the pain only got worse. She revealed that she is currently waiting for her doctor’s instructions. She thanked her fans for the get well wishes. She revealed this information through her Instagram page.
Thompson-Herah was among the leading pack when she exploded off the blocks. She managed to remain competitive until she reached the middle of the race track. It was at this time that began to lose momentum midway. Unfortunately, she ended up limping off as she came close to the finish line.
Thompson-Herah was eventually carried off by the event’s medical stuff. Over her career, she has been battling an aching Achilles.
Nigeria’s Favour Ofili came first with a time of 11.18 seconds while the second place went to USA’s Morolake Akinosun (11.20). The third finisher was Aleia Hobbs with a time of 11.21.
This was the time that Thompson-Herah has competed in the current season. In May, she clocked a time of 11.30 in the 100m race. This was her worst-ever time in a race and it’s therefore not shocking that she finished ninth and last. She was competing at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene.
Thompson-Herah now has to get herself fit by for 27th June. This is when Jamaica will hold their Olympic Trials. There are 50 days to go before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
She is hoping to become the second person to secure three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the short races(100m and 200m). The only other athlete that has accomplished this fete is fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt.

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