American sprint star Tori Bowie is ruling herself out of the 100/200 double for this summer’s London 2017 World Championships.

She won the USA Trials 100m and finished third in the 200m last weekend (22-25 June).

“I for sure don’t want to do the double [at worlds],” Bowie told reporters.

“I just wanted to give myself an option [to race the 100m or the 200m].”

Bowie, who won silver in the 100m and 200m bronze in Rio 2016, said she and her coaches will probably decide her racing schedule for worlds in the next two to three weeks.

“I already experienced that, I did the double in Rio,” Bowie said. “I collected my two medals that I wanted to collect in both events. Right now, I’m satisfied.”

“More than anything I wanted to try to get this 100m right and try to achieve a gold medal somewhere,” added Bowie.

“I don’t have a gold medal yet individually, so that’s my main concern right now.”

Jamaica’s Rio 2016 Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson has also decided against the double. She will only run the 100m.


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