Doha 2019: Elaine Thompson through to 200m semis

Monday, September 30, 2019

DOHA, Qatar — Elaine Thompson finished second in heat two of the qualifying round of the 200 metres at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Thompson clocked 22.61 seconds and was beaten by the USA's Brittany Brown, who recorded a personal best in 22.33s.

The third automatic spot went to Lisa Marie Kwayie of Germany, who also clocked a personal best in 22.77s.

Thompson was happy to make it into the semi-finals but told OBSERVER ONLINE that her performance might have been due to insufficient sleep.

“I don't think I get enough sleep last night 'cause I leave doping control at 3:30 (am),” she said.

This was nearly four hours after the Olympic champion completed the 100-metre final at 11:00 pm (Qatar time).

She indicated that she would try to get some more rest before tomorrow's semi-final round.