Elaine Thompson-Herah Shares Statement Following Race in New York

Monday, June 10, 2024, 10:56 AM

Following her race on Sunday, during which she seemingly suffered an injury, Jamaican Olympian Elaine Thompson-Herah has shared that she is now seeking professional advice before moving forward.

Thompson-Herah was one of several athletes who participated in the World Continental Tour Gold 100m meet in New York yesterday. After finishing last in the race, the sprinter began showing signs of an injury and had to be carried out of the Icahn Stadium.


After the race, Thompson-Herah shared on her Instagram page that she began feeling discomfort during the race, and the pain became worse as she pushed herself to continue.

“I felt something uncomfortable as I began to push I still tried to go but it got worse” so I am awaiting professional advice moving forward” thanks for your continuous support 🙏🏾,” Thompson-Herah wrote.

The athlete received an outpouring of support in response to her message, with Dancehall artiste Spice writing, “I love you my Sprint Queen, Speedy recovery. I support you all the way, Win lose or draw 💙💙💙💙.”

Alyshia Miller-Powell, model and wife of former sprinter Asafa Powell, also extended kind words in the comment section.

“Sending you love and positive energy. Praying for a fast recovery & healing ❤️ ETH,” Miller-Powell wrote.

Prior to yesterday’s meet, Thompson-Herah finished last in her 100m season opener at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in May. The sprinter has been suffering from a longstanding Achilles injury for several years.

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