Elaine Thompson leads women's 100m field at Jamaica Invitational
Elaine Thompson leads women's 100m field at Jamaica Invitational

Elaine Thompson-Herah will not race at the Wanda Diamond League in Monaco on Friday (14 Aug).

Thompson Herah, the fastest woman in any condition this season, according to the meet website, was down to face Marie-Josee Ta Lou in the women’s 100m.

The fastest time, 10.73 (wind-aided), in this world this year was done by Thompson Herah at the Velocity Meet in Kingston last month.

On Saturday (8 Aug), Thompson Herah ran 10.88 seconds, slightly slower than Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s 10.87, both at Velocity Fest Meet 4 at the National Stadium.

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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.