Elaine Thompson 'feels great' after 7.24s 60m run

By January 27, 2019

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson was pleased with her 60-m season opener on Saturday and also had good news about her ongoing battle with an injury that slowed her last season.

Thompson, the 2016 Olympic 100m and 200m champion, clocked a speedy 7.24s to win her heat at the Queens/Grace Jackson

meet at the National Stadium in Kingston.

It was her first race since she shut her season down in July last year and said it felt a bit like training.

“I feel great, give God thanks. For 2019, my main focus is just to stay healthy and pain-free,” she said.

“Each race is a build up to prove strength and fitness, but this one wasn’t really a build up for me but more like training to execute and see where I am at.”

Responding to queries about the Achilles injury that has slowed her last season, the 60m outdoor national record holder offered a positive outlook.

 “The injury is a hard one to deal with, and I’ve dealt with it for a long time, but it’s not like a muscle or tendon so it’s hard to deal with medical-wise so I just treat it the best that I can and try to improve the best that I can,” she said.

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