Thompson currently ranks as the fifth-fastest woman ever in the 200 metres event and tied fourth-fastest in the 100 metres...Philippe Fitte for IAAF & © Giancarlo Colombo for IAAF

MONTE-CARLO, Monaco –  Jamaica’s Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson has suggested the media spotlight hasn’t been on women’s sprints because they are not breaking records.

Thompson, in her first ever Olympic Games, won the women’s 100m in 10.71 and 200m in 21.78.

She is seen by many as the one to get close to American Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 10.49secs, but believes such mark is “out of reach”

“For most of us (now), running 10.6 and 10.7 is very hard work. 10.4? That’s probably out of reach. At least for me,” said the World Championships 200m silver medallist.

She wants to double at World Championships next year in London, but said the final decision is up to her coach Stephen Francis.

Concerning indoor racing that is still under consideration.


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