Elaine Thompson, who ran a session best 11.01 to win the Jamaica Trials on Friday night (22 June), is now eying the Athletics World Cup, set for July 14 and 15 in London, UK.

The Athletics World Cup will see eight of the world’s top athletics nations compete in London this summer including; USA, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Poland, China, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa.

Each nation will be competing for a $2million prize pot over two evening sessions of athletics under the lights, the ground-breaking two-day event takes place across Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July at the London Stadium.

One athlete from each country will face-off in the events.

Thompson, on Friday night at the Jamaica Championships, chased down Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, who produced a new personal best, to lead an MVP Track Club clean sweep of the medal places in the women’s 100m final.

The Olympic champion recovered from a moderate start and used a strong finish to catch and beat Fraser-Pryce, who led for almost 95 metres.

Thompson’s winning time was 11.01 seconds, while Fraser-Pryce, who continues to improve on her return to the track after the birth of her son, took second in 11.09

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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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