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Thompson-Herah opens season with 60m victory at Queen’s meet


(LOOP SPORTS) – Five-time Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah opened her 2022 season with victory in the women’s 60m at the 20th staging of the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Development meet at the Stadium East field on Saturday.

Champions in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m in Tokyo, Thompson-Herah crossed the line in a personal best 7.19 seconds against an unfavourable 1.9m/s wind.

Thompson-Herah was challenged early by Shashalee Forbes of Sprintec but pulled away midway for an easy victory. Remona Burchell, also of Sprintec, closed fast, but she had to settle for second in 7.29. Forbes finished third in 7.36.

“New season, kicking it off with the 60m, it feels great,” said Thompson-Herah. “I am happy to be here.”

Thompson-Herah is the Jamaican record-holder and second-fastest woman of all time over 100m (10.54) and 200m (21.53).


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