Elaine Thompson became the latest big name athlete to withdraw from an event at the Jamaica Senior Athletics Championships on at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Thompson, the second fastest Jamaican with 10.84 this year, is not on the startlist for the semi-finals of the women's 100m.
Thomspon was on the startlist for heat 2 of 4 to face the likes of Schillonie Calvert, Chanice Bonner and Globine Mayova of Namibia. The women’s 100m first round was scheduled for Thursday evening, but was scrapped because of limited entry.
Garth Gayle, general secretary of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) confirmed Thompson’s withdrawal from the women's 100m.
“Yes, she has withdrew,” said Gayle.
According to information reaching TrackAlerts.Com, Thompson will run the 200m while her teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may skip the half lap event for the 100m.
Novlene Williams-Mills also withdrew because of 'personal issues’.