Thompson-Herah suffers apparent injury in NYC Grand Prix

June 10, 2024 12:27 pm

[Source: Reuters]

Jamaican five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah appeared to sustain an injury during the 100 metres at the NYC Grand Prix on Sunday less than 50 days before the Paris Games.

The 100 and 200 metres defending Olympic champion removed her right shoe and sat down on the track after finishing last in 11.48 seconds, though the nature of her injury was not immediately clear.

Images posted on social media showed Thompson-Herah being carried from the track.

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Thompson-Herah, the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles when she retained her titles in Tokyo, split with her coach late last year.

She finished last in her season opener last month in 11.30 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene.