Elaine Thompson

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Photo: Back to back 100m and 200m Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will begin his hunt for Olympic immortality at the Jamaica Olympic trials which begins in Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday.

As we look forward to what is being projected to be one of the most thrilling and keenly contested National Senior Championships in recent memory, our preview series take a look at the 100m sprints in which two Jamaicans chase sprinting immortality.

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Photo: Stephenie Ann McPherson won the women's 400m at the Oslo Diamond League Meet on Friday.

Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers produced a stadium warming run en route to winning the Women’s 200m on a chilly night at the Oslo’s Exxon Mobil Bislett Games in Norway. This was the seventh stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit.

The 2015 World Champion at 200m was away from the start and left the chasing pack for dead as she crossed the line in a Diamond League record, world leading and meeting record of 21.93 seconds.

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Photo: Olivia Leckford of GC Foster College throwing her second personal best of the season in the javelin at the Allcomers Meet atthe National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica last Saturday.

 

 

 

 

It has been a great start to the month of June for Jamaica’s female track and field athletes. As the junior and senior trials approach at the end of the month, the athletes have being rounding into top shape as they set their sights squarely on the World Junior Championships in Poland and the Rio Olympics respectively.

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Marvin Williams, Simoya Campbell, Natoya Goule, Samantha James, Akeem Bloomfield, Christania Williams, Javon Francis, Elaine Thompson, Blessing Okagbare, Kerron Stewart, Janieve Russell

Photo: Kingston College’s top athlete, Akeem Bloomfield, who executed a decent 200m race secured victory in a creditable 20.66 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With less than two months to the National Senior Trials, where athletes will vie for a chance to represent Jamaica at this Summer Olympics in Rio, several of the country’s young established and potential stars showed signs of readiness to rumble with the veterans inside the National Stadium in Kingston with eye-catching performances at the weekend.

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Photo; Asafa Powell wins the Men's 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elaine Thompson’s wind-aided victory in the Women’s 100m of 10.71s – Thompson, the World Championship silver medalist from Beijing defender her JIIM 100m title in fine style.

 

Javon Francis’s stellar performance in the Mens 400m – Francis ran a well timed race to win in 44.85s, the best performance by a Jamaican over the distance this season.

 

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Photo: Elaine Thompson wins the 100m ahead of English Gardener at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet on Saturday in Kingston, Jamaica.

World Championship silver medallist Elaine Thompson defended her 100m crown in a sizzling wind-assisted 10.71 seconds (+2.4m/s) at the 13th staging of the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) on Saturday, inside the National Stadium.

The 2015 National 200m champion blew away the field, including American English Gardner who was second in 10.85 seconds and Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye who secured third in 10.98 seconds.

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Photo: World Championship 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson will face nemesis Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Allyson Felix of the USA tomorrow in a monumental showdown in Brussels.

Unlike the top two male sprinters at the Beijing World Championship Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt who choose not to go head to head at the series ending AG Insurance Van Damme Brussels, Belgium Diamond League, fans need not to be dismayed, because the women’s 200m will be a thriller, not just two, but three the hard way, or rather the fast way.

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