Thompson-Herah runs in JAAA Jubilee series after Diamond League meet withdrawal
Jamaican sprinter, Elaine Thompson-Herah (Photo: AFP)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Two days after she withdrew from the World Athletics Diamond League meeting in Birmingham in the United Kingdom, two-time double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah showed up for the JAAA Jubilee series at the National Stadium.

Thompson-Herah won her 100m heat in an easy 11.35 seconds (-1.7m/s) to advance to the final set for later Saturday evening.

A release from Thompson-Herah’s camp had said she withdrew from the Birmingham meet “out of an abundance of caution after she felt discomforts in training”.

Meanwhile, World Championships relay gold medal winner Kemar Bailey-Cole led the men’s 100m qualifying with a season’s best 10.37 seconds (-1.4m/s), his best time since 2019.

Oblique Seville- 10.40 seconds (-3.1m/s), Tyquendo Tracey- 10.41 seconds (-1.0m/s) and Conroy Jones- 10.41 seconds (-1.4m/s) also qualified for the final.

Paul Reid

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