Elaine Thompson-Herah carried off the track at NYC Grand Prix

The participation of two-time Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah at the upcoming Paris games appears doubtful after she appeared to suffer an injury while competing in the women’s 100m at the New York City Grand Prix. The incident has raised significant concerns, especially with Jamaica’s national championships less than three weeks away.

Thompson-Herah, who has been seeking to create history by winning an unprecedented third consecutive 100m and 200m Olympic double in Paris, appeared to start well but ultimately finished ninth in 11.48 seconds, visibly limping shortly and requiring assistance off the track at the Icahn Stadium afterward.

It led to fears that she might have sustained a serious injury. This comes as a significant blow to Thompson-Herah, who had been preparing to defend her titles at the upcoming Jamaica National Championships which is scheduled to take place on June 27 at the National Stadium in Kingston.

After getting assistance, she later posted on her Instagram account, “I felt something uncomfortable as I began to push I still tried to go but it got worse” so I am awaiting professional advice moving forward” Thanks for your continuous support.”

This was Thompson-Herah’s first outing since the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, two weeks ago where she finished last in 11:30 seconds.


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