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July 18, 2024

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Thompson-Herah Will Not Defend Her 200m Title In The Paris Olympics

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This news doesn’t come as a surprise considering the 31-year-old recently suffered from a serious injury

Elaine Thompson-Herah has decided that she will not compete in the 200m race in the upcoming Paris Olympic games. According to close sources, she hasn’t registered at the Jamaican national championships.
The Jamaican sprint star won the 200m and 100m races while competing in the 2021 Tokyo Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was on the verge of becoming the first female to win both of these races in three different Olympic games. This fete was only accomplished by her fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt.
The registration period for the Jamaican national trials ended on Monday. The Jamaican federation announced a list of all the participating athletes via their website. It is this website that revealed that Thompson-Herah has no intention of participating in the 200m race.
This news doesn’t come as a surprise considering the 31-year-old recently suffered from a serious injury. Earlier this month, she was carried away from the track after she injured her Achilles while competing in New York. These events happened while she was in the Icahn Stadium while competing in the New York City Grand Prix.
However, Jamaicans have some positive news to look forward to. The authorities have confirmed that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be competing in both the 100m and 200m races.
The 37-year-old Fraser-Pryce is one of the favorites to win both events. She clinched gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. She also boasts of accumulating five world titles in the blue riband event. Since Berlin in 2009, she has bagged 16 medals at championships This is an impressive fete that hasn’t been achieved by many athletes.

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