Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will face-off with Dafne Schippers, the 2015 World 200m champion, at Friday’s (5 May) Doha Diamond League opener.

Thompson is in excellent early season shape and it showed with a slightly winded 10.75secs in Kingston three weeks ago, followed up with two impressive anchor legs, on Jamaica’s 4x200m team at the World Relays in Bahamas and again in the one lap relay at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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