Elaine Thompson opened her 2017 season with victory over 60 metres at Saturday’s (Jan 28) Queens Grace Invitational meet at the National Stadium.

Thompson, who got off to a explosive start, powered across the line in 7.02 seconds (+1.7m/s wind).

The Olympic Games sprint double champion said it’s a new personal best and she is happy with the result.

Christania Williams, who recently signed with Puma, finished second in 7.05 and Audra Segree of SprintTech, third in 7.27.

In the men’s event, Julian Forte won the short sprint in 6.55 seconds, the wind +1.3m/s. Kevean Smith (6.60) and Michael Campbell (6.63) were second and third respectively.


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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