Jamaica's Rising Star, Kishane Thompson, Breaks 10-Second Barrier at CAS Meeting International 2023
Jamaica's Rising Star, Kishane Thompson, Breaks 10-Second Barrier at CAS Meeting International 2023

Kishane Thompson, Jamaica’s newest rising star, broke the 10-second barrier at Sunday’s (30 Jul) CAS Meeting International 2023 in Schifflange, Luxembourg. The event is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour ā€“ Challenger series.

Thompson, who stunned the world with a 9.91 at the Jamaica Trials, continued to impress, clocking 9.99 seconds to qualify for the final later today. In the men’s 100m heat, he outpaced Great Britain’s David Morgan-Harrison (10.30) and Melbin Marcelino (10.40).

This marks Kishane Thompson’s second race since the Jamaica Trials, where he ran 10.05 at the Monaco Diamond League Meet on July 21.
In the men’s 1500m, German athlete George Keen secured victory with a time of 3:49.35, while Jan Eric Busing came in second with 3:50.70.

These performances showcase the tremendous talent and potential of Kishane Thompson as he continues to make a name for himself on the international track and field stage.

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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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