Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson will skip the IAAF Diamond League 100m.
Thompson qualified for both 200m and 100m finals, set for Zurich (August 29) and Brussels (September 6).
The women’s 200m will run on Thursday in Zurich. Thompson is down to face Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo in what will be her last race before the Doha 2019 World Championships – September 27 to October 6.
“Tomorrow ‘I’ll just try to have fun as ‘it’s my last race before Doha,” Thompson said at the press conference on Wednesday.
“It’s gonna be my first IAAF Diamond League Final before a major championship event, and I will be pleased that the season will be finished afterwards,” she continued.
Thompson, who after winning the double at Jamaica Trials, was unsure if she will run both events in Doha, told journalists: “I’ll run the 100 and 200m at the World Championships in Doha.”
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18 thoughts on “Elaine Thompson To Skip Diamond League 100m Final”
What you mean she cannot beat Miller in the 200 ?Who has the fastest time overall and for the season?
@Racquel Martin I am a fan of elaine thompson I just think she can do much better especially at the 200m she have the fastest time of the year in the 200m but everytime she competes against shaunae Miller she never seem to give her best effort..
@Llewsac N J Remlap what injury she is a professional who runs for a living she is the 100m & 200m Olympic champion..its a horrible decision not to double up..she won’t win the 200m she has never beaten shaunae Miller
@Sean Smith it makes perfect sense why risk injury she will be running both in Doha
Yosefu Yusufu shelly has never beaten elaine in a major 100m final..never..
Diamond league goes by points maybe she doesn’t have to win the 200 to get the trophy
What ever work out best for you at least we have Shelly ann in let hope for the best.
We give 21:66 no chance against 21:88?
Miller has a pb of 21:88 Thompson on is 21:66 and we are writing off her chance
Coaches orders!! Franno no want Shelly and Elaine clash again before WC! Notice he withdrew Elaine From the last diamond league and enter Shelly so she could qualify for the finals ! But if I was Elaine I would have chosen the 100 because she have a better chance to win that. Now Shelly is going to easily win the 100 and the diamond trophy and she might not . It’s going to be tough for her going up against Shaunae in the 200
Sean Smith sir read the article properly and with understanding she will be doing both at the world championship however she had qualify for both 200 n 100 m for the diamond league and she will be taking part only in the 200m leaving Shelly for the 100
Nathaniel Manning yea but why limit yourself put your best foot forward at all times..this selective primadonna style many athletes resort to is pathetic
She’s already on the 100m and 200m team for the world championships, and Miller isn’t running the 200m in Doha.
Too bad, in 100m also crashed Pryce will cruise her
She has the luxury of choice. ?
So once again she will not be world champion at an individual level she cannot beat shaunae Miller in the 200m..this is truly pathetic
This makes no sense why not try to double she is the 100 & 200m Olympic champion..is she injured?