Elaine Thompson in 200m at Jamaica Trials 2019

Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women’s 200m dash at Saturday’s (29 Aug) Velocity Fest 7 at the National Stadium.

Thompson-Herah took top honours in the 200m, running 22.79 for victory.

Bahamian Anthonique Strachan, and Thompson-Herah training partner at MVP, finished second in 23.87.

Two other MVP athletes, Indian Srabani Nanda, 24.06 and Junelle Bromfield, 24.33 finished third and fourth respectively.

Rusheen McDonald, also of MVP, ran 21.48 to take the men’s half-lap event. Trinidad and Tobago’s Emmanuel Callender, representing Pelicans Track Club, finished second in 21.88.

Janieve Russell of MVP was the lone competitor in the women’s 400m hurdles. She crossed the line in 58.28.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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