After 7.18 opener, Elaine Thompson eyes successful indoor season

Written by on January 29, 2018

Following her win in the 60-metre dash at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson said she is looking forward to another great indoor season.

Thompson clocked 7.18s to win a close race over MVP teammate Christania Williams (7.19) in the race that was run outdoors. Sprintec’s Sashalee Forbes, the 2017 World University Games champion was third in 7.28s.

“It felt great for a season opener. I am pleased with my time,” said Thompson afterwards while revealing her plans for the indoor season.

“I’m looking forward to another great indoor season and will be competing in Glasgow and at the World Indoor Championships.”

In Glasgow where the Muller Indoor Grand Prix will be held on February 25, she will line up against Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Marie-Josée Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, and Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain.

At the meet that was held in Birmingham last year ran a world’s best 6.98s. The time has her tied with compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the seventh fastest woman ever over the distance indoors. Incidentally, she also shares the Jamaican national 100m record of 10.70s with Fraser-Pryce.


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