Last week, Doha Diamond League organizers announced Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sha'Carri Richardson, and Marie-Josee Ta Lou will face-off in the women's 100m.

Olympic Games sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah has pulled out of another 100m showdown, this time Friday’s (28 May) Doha Diamond League meeting.

Last week, organizers announced Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sha’Carri Richardson, and Marie-Josee Ta Lou will face-off in the women’s 100m.

However, when the entry list came out on Monday (24 May), Thompson-Herah’s name was missing. Thompson-Herah also withdrew days before last Sunday’s (23 May) clash in Gateshead. She would have faced Richardson, Dina Asher-Smith and Fraser-Pryce.

Thompson-Herah, who won the Rio 2016 100m and 200m titles, is the second-fastest woman in the world this year with 10.78 seconds.

Fraser-Pryce, the Doha 2019 world champion, ran the 100m for the first time in Gateshead, where she finished fourth in 11.51.

Richardson lost the clash in Gateshead to Great Britain’s Asher-Smith, 11.33 to 11.44 in the pouring rain. She has already switched her focus to Doha.

“I am definitely looking forward to some sunshine next week in Doha,” Richardson said.

Richardson, who was losing for the first time since the USA Trials in 2019, has dominated the year with 10.72, 10.74 and 10.77.
Richardson’s 10.72 makes her the 6th best all-time world performer and No. 4 on the all-time U.S. performer list. Only world record holder Florence Griffith-Joyner, Carmelita Jeter and Marion Jones have ever run faster as Americans.

Jamaicans Fraser-Pryce and Thompson Herah, both with 10.70, are the only two non-American to run fastest than 10.72.

See the 100m Women ENTRY LIST BELOW:
SB      PB
AHOURÉ, Murielle 11.44 10.78
CUNLIFFE, Hannah 11.07 10.99
DEL PONTE, Ajla 11.81 11.08
FRASER-PRYCE, Shelly-Ann 11.51 10.70
OKAGBARE, Blessing 10.97 10.79
OLIVER, Javianne 10.97 10.97
RICHARDSON, Sha’Carri 10.72 10.72
TA LOU, Marie-Josée 11.48 10.85

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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.