Athletics

Elaine Thompson to run this July in London

Friday, April 12, 2019

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LONDON, England – Jamaica's Olympic double champion Elaine Thompson leads a trio of top sprinters who have been added to the start list for the 100 metres at the Müller Anniversary Games – part of the IAAF Diamond League – at the London Stadium on July 20 and 21.

With 100 days to go before the meet, organisers have announced a red-hot women's 100m field for the event.

The addition of Thompson, two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands and World championship double medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast have set up an intriguing showpiece for the dash.

They will face hometown favourite Dina Asher-Smith, last summer's European 100m and 200m champion, who was previously announced.

The quartet hold a staggering 18 Olympic and World Championship medals between them, with the figure growing to 39 medals when taking European Championships and Commonwealth Games medals into account.

Thompson has the quickest 100m personal best of the four with a clocking of 10.70 seconds – the fifth quickest time ever recorded – and will head into the 2019 outdoor season, aiming to recapture the stunning form that saw her win a historic double sprint gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.


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