Elaine Thompson in 200m at Jamaica Trials 2019
Elaine Thompson in 200m at Jamaica Trials 2019

Elaine Thompson Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won their 200m heats at Sunday’s (9 Aug) Velocity Fest Meet 4 at the National Stadium in Kingston.

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Olympic Games sprint double champion Thompson, however, recorded the day’s best time of 22.19, the second-fastest time in the world this year.

Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 21.98 is the fastest time in the world so far this year.

Bahamian Anthonique Strachan, who trains at MVP in Jamaica, finished second behind Thompson Herah in 22.67.

Shericka Jackson, the Doha 2019 World Championships 400m bronze medallist, was third in heat 3 with 22.70.

In heat 2, World 100m champion Fraser-Pryce was the winner in 22.57. Fraser-Pryce’s time gave her second overall.

Natasha Morrison, who was second behind Fraser-Pryce, crossed the line in 23.66.

Romario Williams topped the men’s 200m in 20.46 (1.8m/s wind) ahead heat one winner Rasheed Dwyer, 20.74 (3.4m/s wind).

Nigel Ellis, 20.81 and Oshane Bailey, 20.84, were third and fourth respectively.

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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.


  1. Base on what I saw on the weekend, ET is going to hard to beat … ET looked far better than Shelly in the 100m.
    Elaine Thompson-Herah would win any head-to-heard clash between she and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce right now.

  2. Judaine Bailey I hope so… she just hasn’t shown much promise over the past like 3 years… and even when she won in London 2017 which was her last big win over a B+ class field… it was 22+… I really hope she finds her top form because she is exciting to watch.

  3. Heh!!! Unu Faat…. hamstring fayva saat out…. Elaine a come defend are title dem well well hard… it a go tight between she, Shelly and Shaunae (200)… plus if Sha’carri stay on her game she definitely will be in the mix… and don’t forget Tori… she will have had more than enough time to heal… wooy!!! It a go bad…


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