Elaine Thompson, who ran a session best 11.01 to win the Jamaica Trials on Friday night (22 June), is now eying the Athletics World Cup, set for July 14 and 15 in London, UK.
The Athletics World Cup will see eight of the world’s top athletics nations compete in London this summer including; USA, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa.
Each nation will be competing for a $2million prize pot over two evening sessions of athletics under the lights, the ground-breaking two-day event takes place across Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July at the London Stadium.
One athlete from each country will face-off in the events.
Thompson, on Friday night at the Jamaica Championships, chased down Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, who produced a new personal best, to lead an MVP Track Club clean sweep of the medal places in the women’s 100m final.
The Olympic champion recovered from a moderate start and used a strong finish to catch and beat Fraser-Pryce, who led for almost 95 metres.
Thompson’s winning time was 11.01 seconds, while Fraser-Pryce, who continues to improve on her return to the track after the birth of her son, took second in 11.09