Thompson-Herah happy with her 22.75 'blowout' at JAAA/SDF Jubilee meet on Saturday

By May 09, 2022
The Tokyo Olympic 200m champion cruising to victory on Saturday. The Tokyo Olympic 200m champion cruising to victory on Saturday. Dwayne Richards

Toyko Olympics triple gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah said her 22.75 200m run at the JAAA/SDF Jubilee meet on Saturday was about shaking the rust off as she continues on her quest to win her first gold medal at the World Championships in Oregon this summer.

The fastest woman alive said she felt good after the run which was her first 200m of the outdoor season and her second race following her 10.89 100m shake out at the USATF Golden Games in California on April 16.

“It was not a bad outing. I just came out here to get that blowout. I never took this long to compete but this is a very quick season with the trials and then the championships two weeks after but my aim is to take it race by race,” she said following her easy win on Saturday.

“My aim is to get a title at the World Championships. I only have Olympic gold medals, I only have a silver from 2015, so my aim is to capture a gold medal this year. I am applying no pressure to myself, taking it race by race, enjoy my moment on the track, keep performing and have fun.”

She also revealed her intention to do the double in Oregon, as she did in Tokyo last year when she created history by becoming to the first woman in Olympic history to win the sprint (100/200m) double at consecutive Olympic Games.

With that in mind, she said she was very pleased with her 10.89 in early April.

“It was really good. I have never opened that fast. I am happy about that time. I never ran the finals because I only wanted to get one run in. I am grateful for what I have put in so far. I will continue to go on the track and do what I do best.”

Thompson-Herah races in Puerto Rico next weekend before getting off for another race in Birmingham, England.

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