Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah Faces Injury Scare

Jamaican five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah appeared to sustain an injury during the 100 metres at the NYC Grand Prix, just under 50 days before the Paris Games. She finished last, and images on social media showed her being carried off the track. Thompson-Herah is currently seeking professional advice.


Reuters | Updated: 10-06-2024 01:17 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 01:17 IST
Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah Faces Injury Scare
Elaine Thompson-Herah

Jamaican five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah appeared to sustain an injury during the 100 metres at the NYC Grand Prix on Sunday less than 50 days before the Paris Games. The 100 and 200 metres defending Olympic champion removed her right shoe and sat down on the track after finishing last in 11.48 seconds, though the nature of her injury was not immediately clear.

Images posted on social media showed Thompson-Herah being carried from the track. "I felt something uncomfortable as I began to push I still tried to go but it got worse," she wrote on Instagram about an hour after the race. "I am awaiting professional advice moving forward."

Thompson-Herah, the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles when she retained her titles in Tokyo, split with her coach late last year. She finished last in her season opener last month in 11.30 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene.

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