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Thompson Beats Fraser-Pryce Again; Blake Denied Sprint Double

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Elaine Thompson completed the women's sprint double after the Olympic champion outpaced fellow MVP training partner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win the women's race.

Elaine Thompson at 2019 Jamaica Trials
Elaine Thompson at 2019 Jamaica Trials

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Elaine Thompson completed the women’s sprint double after the Olympic champion outpaced fellow MVP training partner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win the women’s race.

However, Yohan Blake was denied the same feat in the men’s category.

Thompson, the Rio Olympic Games champion from 2016, posted a world-leading time of 22.00 seconds to set a new season’s best.

The 27-year-old sizzled to a world-leading time of 10.73 seconds to win the women’s 100m on Friday night.

Runner-up in the 100m Fraser-Pryce returned the runner up again in the 200m.

The 2013 world champion over the half lap event ran a season’s best time of 22.22 seconds, a career sixth fastest time for second place on Sunday.

Fraser-Pryce got away to a fast start, but was outpaced by Thompson, over the last 60m.

Schillonie Calvert-Powell of Altis took third with 22.92 just ahead of Shashalee Forbes of Sprintec, at 22.96.

The men’s race saw Rasheed Dwyer of Sprintec denying Yohan Blake the chance to win the sprint double, pipping the 100m champion on the line to win in 20.23.

Blake, the second fastest man on the all-time list behind world record holder and former training partner Usain Bolt, at 19.26 seconds, had to settle for second on Sunday in a time of 20.27.

U.S. based sprinter Andre Ewers of Florida State, ran 20.48 second for third, but didn’t meet the world championships qualifying standard of 20.40.

Event 62 Men 20+ 200 Meter Dash SENIOR
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Sponsor: PUMA
WORLD RECORD: W 19.19 8/20/2009 USAIN BOLT, JAM
NATIONAL REC: N 19.19 8/20/2009 USAIN BOLT
WORLD QUAL: M 20.40
Comp# Name Age Team Finals Wind
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Event 62 Men 20+ 200 Meter Dash SENIOR
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Finals
1 #342 Rasheed Dwyer 30 Sprintec 20.23M 0.5
2 #442 Yohan Blake 30 Unattached 20.27M 0.5
3 #108 Andre Ewers 24 F.S.U. 20.48 0.5
4 #237 Julian Forte 26 Mvp 20.63 0.5
5 #289 Akeem Bloomfield 22 Puma Mvp Int 20.81 0.5
6 #380 Hujaye Cornwall 22 The Mico Uni 20.83 0.5
7 #236 Nigel Ellis 22 Mvp 21.40 0.5

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