Jamaican decorated sprinter, Elaine Thompson-Herah, shows her disappointment after missing out on a spot on the Women’s 100m sprint team for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
On her Instagram story, the sprinter posted, “Yes it hurts but I am forever grateful,” referring to her failure to make the team in her preferred race.
Before that, Elaine posted two other pictures. One of the pictures read, “I just know imma cry like a baby when God finishes doing what He’s doing for me.”
The other is a prayer against setbacks and failure. The prayer reads, “Everlasting Lord, thank you for my life and my health. I dedicate my life and all that I do to you. Please help me to overcome any setbacks and failures in my life. Fill me with your spirit, let it grant me the strength to keep going on in life.”
She continues, “I pray against any regression and backwardness in my life. Let me only move forward in life. Let me go from grace to grace in Jesus’ name. Help me to rise above my enemies. Help me to always be the head and not the tail. Release life and profitability into everything that I do in Jesus’ mighty name I pray, Amen.”
Despite not competing for much of the season, Herah posted a time of 11.06 seconds which was only good enough for 5th place. The race was won by Shericka Jackson, with a world-leading 10.65 seconds. Jackson represented the MVP track club at the Jamaica National Trials.