Elaine Thompson-Herah, the Olympic gold medalist, is set to further her comeback from injuries at the Gala dei Castelli 2023. She will compete in the women’s 100m dash on Monday, September 4. The race will be broadcast live starting at 2:00 p.m. ET from Stadio Comunale in Bellinzona on the AtletikaTV YouTube page.
Fresh off a silver medal win with Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, where she contested the heats with a brilliant 9.90 seconds split on the second leg, Thompson-Herah is on a mission to regain her form.
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Her recent third-place finish at the Zurich Diamond League 2023, clocking in at 11.00 seconds behind USA’s Sha’Carri Richardson, signals a positive trend, and her aim is to clock a new season best on Monday.
The Jamaican sprinter, a 100m and 200m sprint double-double champion at both the Rio and Tokyo Olympic Games, faces a very strong field at the Gala dei Castelli 2023.
Thompson-Herah headlines an entry list that also includes three women who have posted sub-11-second times this season, along with several others who have lifetime bests under the 11-second mark.
The start list also features Tamari Clark of the United States, Zoe Hobbs of New Zealand, and Shashalee Forbes of Jamaica –who are currently the quickest among the entrants, based on their performances in 2023.
However, Thompson-Herah has a personal best of 10.54 seconds, and her new coach is not writing off the 31-year-old returning close to that form in the new future. – Read more: Elaine Thompson-Herah gets new sprint coach, who is she?
Additional competitors in Monday’s race include European champion Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland, Imani-Lara Lansiquot of Great Britain, N’Ketia Seedo of The Netherlands, and Gina Bass of The Gambia.
The Gala dei Castelli 2023 will also feature several other top athletes, such as Dutch world 400m hurdles champion Femke Bol, Olympic champions Jasmin Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico, and USA’s Valarie Allman, 2022 world champion Alison Dos Santos of Brazil and Olympic and world champion Daniel Stahl of Sweden.
Here are the season’s best times for the competitors at the Gala dei Castelli 2023: