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GBR | May 19, 2022

Thompson-Herah withdraws from Birmingham Diamond League meet after ‘discomfort’ during training

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Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah after winning the women’s 60m during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix at Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom on February 19. (File Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff)

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Jamaica’s Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah has withdrawn from this weekend’s Birmingham Diamond League meet after she experienced discomfort in training, her management agency said today (May 19).

Thompson-Herah was set to run in the 100m in an eagerly awaited contest along with Tokyo bronze medallist and compatriot Shericka Jackson and Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, who won 100m silver at the 2019 world championships.

Thompson-Herah had a stellar 2021 where she also won the 4x100m relay gold in Tokyo, and she came within 0.05 seconds of Florence Griffith Joyner’s 100m world record at a Diamond League meeting.

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