BEIJING, China – Elaine Thompson is “very pleased” with her 200m silver medal performance at the XV IAAF World Championships here at the Bird Nest Stadium on Friday.
“I am very, very pleased,” said Thompson after the women’s 200m final.
She became the 2nd fastest Jamaican (behind Merlene Ottey 21.64) and 5th fastest woman of all-time with her 21.66 run.
Americans Florence Griffith Joyner (21.34) and Marion Jones (21.62) and Dafne Schippers of Netherlands, who out dipped Thompson to take the gold in a champion record 21.63, are the ones to run faster.
“I can not complain about this silver medal. After 100m, I fought to keep away from Schippers but I could not. I could not run faster than I did,” she said.
Thompson, a student at the University of Technology (UTech), said, “Schippers is a great competitor” and she doesn’t feel bad because she did not win.
“I would like to thank my coach Stephen Francis for his support,” added Thompson.
Veronica Campbell ran a season best 21.97 for bronze in the event.