Elaine Thompson-Herah says it hurts - Oregon22
EUGENE, OREGON - JULY 16: Crystal Emmanuel of Team Canada and Elaine Thompson-Herah of Team Jamaica compete in the Women’s 100 Meter heats on day two of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 16, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images for World Athletics)

(EUGENE, 21 July) – Elaine Thompson-Herah took to social media to share her story a couple of hours after failing to medal in the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 women’s 200m final.

Thompson-Herah could only manage seventh in 22.39 seconds. The event gold medal went to her teammate Shericka Jackson in a new championship and jamaica’s record 21.45 seconds.

“It hurts,” she wrote on social media.

Elaine Thomspon-Herah continued by saying, “We give it our best shot. It was tough this time around.”

She also said, “My setbacks early this season fighting to train and compete was really hard.

“I am not where I want to be but grateful to get my first 100-metres world championship medal (bronze),” she said.

Jamaica took all the medals in women’s 100-metres, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking gold ahead of Jackson and Thompson-Herah.

The Jamaican ladies will now turn their attention to the 4×100-metres.

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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.