September 28, 2022
Sprint queen Thompson-Herah to test speed

The Jamaican, who has been dogged by a lingering Achilles injury, dropped out of the Birmingham Diamond League meet earlier this month citing discomfort in training.

“My injury doesn’t require surgery and it’s very frustrating – some days I have to sit on the side, not able to train and then I had a rotator, shoulder, dislocation,” she said.

The Eugene Diamond League meet marks her first return to Hayward Field since producing the second-fastest 100m of all time – 10.54 seconds – weeks after completing a 100-200 double for a second successive Olympics in Tokyo.

“I always tell people that whenever I feel sluggish or slow, that’s when I run the fastest time and honestly I didn’t feel that fast and I think I like to surprise myself.”

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