Elaine Thompson, the 2016 double Olympic champion said she is encouraged by the shape she is now, following her world-leading run against a strong 100m field at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres threw a massive season best in the men’s discus but had to settle for second place to the imperious Daniel Stahl at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday.

Elaine Thompson won the 200m dash at the two-day 2019 Nanjing World Challenge meeting in China on Tuesday in a season’s best 22.40.

Double Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson, is still not back to her jaw-dropping best after recovering from injuries last season. 

A late surge to claim women’s 4x100m goal, from Jamaica anchor leg runner Jonielle Smith, was one of very few highlights on an otherwise disappointing second day of the IAAF World Relays, in Yokohama on Sunday.

Faced with a slight deficit on the final leg, Smith doggedly chased American Alecia Hobbs to the line but the quartet came up just short of the gold medal.  Hobbs finished the race for the four US athletes in a time of 43.27, with Smith just behind in 43.29.  The Germans quartet were third in 43.68.

Gayon Evans started things off for the Jamaicans, before handing off to Natasha Morrison with Sashalee Forbes running the third leg.  The US were led off by Mikiah Brisco, who handed off to Ashley Henderson and then Dezerea Bryant.

In the men’s equivalent, a Jamaica men’s team were never really in contention and the quartet of Nesta Carter, Julian Forte, Rasheed Dwyer and Nigel Ellis finished a distant sixth place.

Earlier, a star-studded Jamaica 4x200m women’s relay team started heavy favourites in that event but only managed third place after the disqualification of the United States.  Olympic champion Elaine Thompson got the Jamaicans off to a good start but the team was immediately put on the back foot with a botched change to Stephenie-Ann Mcpherson.  Decorated sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce again put the team in contention but again lost the advantage after a poor change over with Shericka Jackson.  The team crossed the line fourth in 1:33.21 but were eventually upgraded after the USA’s disqualification.  France crossed the line first in 1:32.16 with China second in 1:32.21.

 

 

 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson are down the run the 4x200m relays at the IAAF World Relays set for Yokohama, Japan on May 12 and 13. Meanwhile, veteran Yohan Blake will Jamaica’s 4x100m campaign.

The 42-member team named by the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) on Wednesday, sees reigning CAC 100m champion Jonielle Smith, Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Sashalee Forbes and Sherone Simpson down to contest the 4x100m women.

Blake, Julian Forte, Tyquendo Tracey, Jevaughn Minzie and Kenroy Anderson have been named in the men’s 4x100 squad.

The 4x200m female squad is comprised of Shericka Jackson, Sashalee Forbes, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Stephanie Ann McPherson. Forte, Nigel Ellis, Rasheed Dwyer and Oshane Bailey were assembled for the men’s squad.

Jamaica’s 4x400m squads include Demish Gaye, Fitzroy Dunkley, Rusheen McDonald, Ackeem Bloomfield and Nathon Allen. The women’s team also looks a strong squad with Christine Day, Chrisann Gordon, Anastasia Le-Roy, Janieve Russell and Roneisha McGregor.

For the mixed relays, the JAAA selection committee went with Rhonda Whyte, Tiffany James, Shian Salmon, Javon Francis, Anthony Carpenter and Jamari Rose while Yanique Thompson, Megan Tapper, Amoi Brown, Andrew Riley, Norman Pittersgill and Ronald Levy will contest the newly introduced shuttle mixed relays.

The team to be managed by Ludlow Watts will have Maurice Wilson as its head coach.

In the wake of being announced in the 100m line-up for the Muller Anniversary Games in London from July 20-21, 2016 double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, said she is hoping to enjoy the  Diamond League season.

Jamaica's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson is down to clash with Dafne Schippers and Marie–Josee Ta Lou at the Müller Anniversary Games Diamond League meeting at the London Stadium on July 20-21.

Olympic champion, Jamaican, Elaine Thompson, showed glimpses her injury woes were behind her after claiming the 60-metre title at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday. 

Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson as well as former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, head a strong cast of Jamaica’s elite athletes listed to compete at the 41st MILO Western Relays at GC Foster College in St. Catherine, Jamaica on Saturday.

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.

Now at the back-end of her career, decorated Jamaica champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is confident the nation’s sprinting is in good hands with a number of new prospects already on the horizon.

Jamaica sprint star Elaine Thompson has cut the current season short after being persistently hampered by the effects of a troublesome Achilles tendon injury.

World U20 sprint double champion Briana Williams is revealing that her races against Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson in the lead up to the U20 championships in Tampere, Finland, helped her become the first Jamaican female to win double sprint titles since Veronica Campbell Brown in 2000.

Reigning Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson has offered words of encouragement to up and coming sprint sensation Briana Williams who recently accomplished a sprint double of her own.

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