Thompson-Herah withdraws from Birmingham Diamond League
Winner Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah (C), competes against second place Jamaica's Shericka Jackson and third place Britain's Dina Asher-Smith, in the women's 100 meters event during the IAAF Diamond League athletics meet at the Charlety Stadium in Paris on August 28, 2021. (Photo by Lucas BARIOULET / AFP)

Kingston, Jamaica – Five-time Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah has withdrawn from the Muller Birmingham Diamond League meeting.

According to a release, the decision not to travel to Birmingham was taken out of an abundance of caution after the star sprinter experienced some discomfort in training.

Thompson-Herah has since said she is looking forward to resuming her competition schedule in short order.

Thompson-Herah earlier this month clocked 22.75s to win the women's 200m at the JAAA/SDF Jubilee Meet at the National Stadium. That win followed victories in her 60m and 100m race openers in January and April respectively.

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