Satisfied Elaine to put in 'more work' after win in Norway
THOMPSON-HERAH...amazing to compete here against some good young athletes (Photo: Observer file)

Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah was satisfied with her win in the women's 60m race at the Karsten Warholm Invitational in Ulsteinhallen, Ulsteinvik, Norway a part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour-Challenger series on Thursday.

Thompson-Herah, who had a slow start, caught the leaders midway the race and cruised to the win in 7.30 seconds and said afterwards it was "amazing to compete here, against some good young athletes".

She said she was headed back to Jamaica where she would continue her preparation by putting in "some more work".

Thompson-Herah had opened her season at last weekend's Queen Grace Jackson Invitational with a 7.15 seconds clocking, took her time to get into the race before taking the lead at about 40 metres and ran away to a comfortable victory.

Norway's Helene Ronningen who led most of the race was second in 7.40 seconds and Victoria Ratnikova of Ukraine was third in 7.53 seconds.

Over the weekend, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Kimberly Williamson placed sixth in two events in the Czech Republic.

She jumped 1.76m at the Klando Indoor Atleticka, a World Athletics Indoor Tour–Bronze event, on Saturday before clearing 1.77m at Monday at the Hvezdy v Nehvizdech World Athletics Indoor Tour-Silver meeting in Nehvizdy.

— Paul Reid

Paul Reid

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