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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