Elaine Thompson-Herah in the women's 100m at the Tokyo Olympics

KINGSTON, Jamaica (June 24) – Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah is set to make a highly anticipated return to the track in a 100-meter race at the upcoming JAAA All Comers Meet and the JAAA Quest for Budapest series meeting. This will be the first time she will compete in this event this year. The meeting will take place at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Saturday, June 24.

Thompson-Herah’s last competition was at the 2023 Tom Jones Memorial in Gainesville, Florida, on April 14, where she finished second in a 200m race with a time of 23.23 seconds. This upcoming race this weekend will serve as an opportunity for the 30-year-old to assess her fitness levels ahead of the much-anticipated Jamaica National Championships, scheduled for next month.

Renowned as the Olympic double-double sprint champion, having clinched gold medals in both the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021 Games, Thompson-Herah boasts an impressive personal best of 10.54 seconds for the 100m event.

However, the experienced sprinter has faced several hurdles this season due to persistent injuries, which have undoubtedly impacted her preparation, form, and performance.

Nevertheless, Thompson-Herah remains determined to represent the Jamaican sprint team at the world championships in Budapest later this summer.

A strong performance this weekend would undoubtedly serve as a significant confidence boost for the accomplished sprinter, signaling her readiness to compete at the highest level once again.

Throughout the previous season, Thompson-Herah demonstrated immense resilience and determination in overcoming her injuries. Despite the setbacks, she managed to secure a bronze medal in the 100m event at the world championships in Oregon.

Notably, Thompson-Herah’s achievement was part of a remarkable Jamaican sweep, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson winning the gold and silver medals, respectively.

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