Elaine Thompson-Herah, sidelined by injuries and absent from Jamaica’s individual team at the Budapest 23 World Athletics Championships, closed her 2023 season on a high note. She clocked her best time of the year, 10.79 seconds, at the Eugene Diamond League Final – Prefontaine Classic on Saturday (Sept 16).

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She expressed satisfaction with her performance, noting she “executed” well and that it was a “good job to close off” a challenging year. The Olympic sprint double-double champion acknowledged the difficulties of the season, saying, “To close off with a decent time, I’m grateful.” ALSO READ: Shericka Jackson Aims for Double Gold at Prefontaine Classic

With her eyes set on Paris 2024, Thompson-Herah predicted an exciting showdown if she, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson are at peak form. She even suggested that a time of 10.4 seconds could be within reach. Also Read: Eugene Diamond League Final: Prefontaine Classic 2023 Schedule

Thompson-Herah finishes 3rd at the Eugene Diamond League Final – Prefontaine Classic

1Shericka JacksonJAM10.70
2Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV10.75
3Elaine Thompson-HerahJAM10.79
4Sha’Carri RichardsonUSA10.80
5Twanisha TerryUSA10.83
6Natasha MorrisonJAM10.85
7Dina Asher-SmithGBR10.96
8Imani LansiquotGBR11.01
9Zoe HobbsNZL11.18


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