Sprint queen Thompson ‘feeling great’

LONDON: Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson says she is over her Achilles tendon niggle and is feeling confident as she aims to add the 100 metres world title to her trophy cabinet.
The 25-year-old Jamaican is passing up the chance to become the first woman to hold the 100m and 200m titles at the Olympics and World Athletics Championships as she focuses only on the 100m in London.
“I’ve been doing a lot of 200s this season, so my coach decided that we go only for the 100m this year and I’m pretty excited because last year’s double was really difficult, so I’m looking forward to the 100m and 4×100 and it’s going to be a great championship,” Thompson said.
Since placing second over 200 metres in her World Championships debut in 2015 in 21.66 seconds, Thompson has been the dominant sprinter and now has a win steak of 14 races over 100m finals.
This include Diamond League races and last summer’s Olympic final in Rio de Janeiro. — Reuters