Grenada Invitational Bellinzona Galá dei Castelli 2023 - Elaine Thompson-Herah equals Flo-Jo's world record of 10.61? Diamond League
Elaine Thompson-Herah

Elaine Thompson-Herah opened her season on a winning note at the Queens/Grace Jackson Invitational at Kingston’s National Stadium East facility on Saturday (29 Jan).

The Olympic Games 100/200m double-double winner raced to 7.19 seconds against an unfavourable 1.9m/s wind.

Thompson-Herah was challenged early by Shashalee Forbes of Sprintec but pulled away midway to win easy. Remona Burchell, also of Sprintec, closed fast, but she had to settle for second in 7.29.

Forbes’ time was 7.36.

Elaine Thompson-Herah was glad to be back on track, adding, “new season, kicking it off with the 60m, it feels great.”

“I am happy to be here,” she added.

In the men’s 200m, Sage Primus won in 21.65 ahead of his GC Foster College’s teammate Andre Dacres, 21.69.

GC Foster College’s pair of Annecia Richards, 24.83 and Odesha Nanton, 25.31, topped the women’s 200m.

Lushane Wilson of GC Foster College took the men’s triple jump with 15.15m ahead of Tevin Dunn, 15.14m.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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