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Elaine Thompson-Herah is not on the entry list for Sunday’s (23 May) Gateshead Diamond League.

Thompson Herah, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sprint double champion, was announced to face a super line-up at the meet.

She was expected to face fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the world 100m champion, and American Sha’Carri Richards, the fastest woman in the world this year.

Richardson is on fire this year, running 10.72, 10.74 and 10.77 in three of four 100m races, which included heats and finals.

Fraser-Pryce is yet to run a 100m this season. She, however, ran 22.66 in one of her two 200m races.

Thomspon Herah is the second-fastest woman this season with a 10.78 clocking.

British world 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith and Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria are also down to compete.

Two other Jamaicans, Natasha Morrison and Natalliah Whyte, are on the startlist.

Other notable names on the list published are Marie-Josée TA LOU of Ivory Coast and American Javianne OLIVER.

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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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