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

Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women’s 200m dash at Saturday’s (29 Aug) Velocity Fest 7 at the National Stadium.

Thompson-Herah took top honours in the 200m, running 22.79 for victory.

Bahamian Anthonique Strachan, and Thompson-Herah training partner at MVP, finished second in 23.87.

Two other MVP athletes, Indian Srabani Nanda, 24.06 and Junelle Bromfield, 24.33 finished third and fourth respectively.

Rusheen McDonald, also of MVP, ran 21.48 to take the men’s half-lap event. Trinidad and Tobago’s Emmanuel Callender, representing Pelicans Track Club, finished second in 21.88.

Janieve Russell of MVP was the lone competitor in the women’s 400m hurdles. She crossed the line in 58.28.

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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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