Jamaicans Anticipate Elaine Thompson-Herah’s Next Race On June 9 In New York

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 3:33 AM

The fastest woman alive and reigning Olympic 100m and 200m Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah is scheduled to race next on Sunday, June 9 in New York City at the USATF New York Grand Prix in the Icahn Stadium.

At the start of June, USATF NYC Grand Prix announced via Instagram that the Jamaican will be heading the women’s 100m race. This will be the first time the 31 year old who will turn 32 on June 28 runs a 100m race in The Big Apple.

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At the end of May, a few days after finishing last at the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, the ‘Double Double Olympic Champion’ took to Instagram and wrote, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song,” which is a famous quote by Maya Angelou.

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In that race, Thompson-Herah clocked a sub-par 11.30 seconds, she also shared an image of herself looking away from the camera as seen below:

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In reaction to Elaine’s poor start to the season, many persons including Oral Tracey have voiced their concerns. “It’s not just the time, it’s how she look and how she run,” outlines Oral Tracey.

Tracey went on to state, “It is obvious that something is not right with Elaine, it is as clear as day,” he also reminded his viewers that Elaine has been having fitness issues since the start of the season.

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Thompson-Herah is now preparing for the 2024 Summer Olympics which will be the XXXIII Olympiad aka Paris 2024. The international multi-sport event is scheduled to take place in a few months, from the 26th of July to the 11th of August.

Elaine Thompson-Herah is the first woman to win gold in 100m and 200m, ‘double double’ at two different Olympic Games. Elaine currently holds the 100m record in the Olympics with a time of 10.61 which was set at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

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In a recent interview, she outlined that she will be attempting another ‘double-double’ at the Paris Olympics, something that currently looks far-fetched based on the lacklustre start to her season.

See what some Jamaicans are saying about her season so far below:

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