Elaine Thompson shows glimpse with Muller indoor win

By February 16, 2019
Elaine Thompson takes it to the line to win the 60-metre title at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham. Elaine Thompson takes it to the line to win the 60-metre title at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.

Olympic champion, Jamaican, Elaine Thompson, showed glimpses her injury woes were behind her after claiming the 60-metre title at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday. 

Thompson, lining up in the final against in-form brit, Asher Philip, held her form to win in a fairly fast 7.13 seconds. Philip was second in 7.14 seconds, while Côte d'Ivoire’s Marie-Josée Ta Lou was third in 7.15, an almost-blanket finish for the top three.

Things were close for the trailing pack as well, as another Brit, Rachel Miller, 7.20, pipped Jamaican, Remona Burchell, 7.21, while Kristal Awuah, also of Great Britain, was sixth in 7.24 seconds.

Jamaican Gayon Evans was seventh in 7.28 seconds, ahead of Tawanna Meadows of the United States, 7.50.

After the race, Thompson, said she enjoyed running in Birmingham and was happy with the time, though it is still some way away from her 6.98 personal best, done at the same track in 2017.

“It’s always good to be in Birmingham. Wonderful memories here. I got my 60-metre PB here, so to come and run 7.13 is good,” said Thompson.

“It is always good to be here in Birmingham. The crowd helps me to run well. I stay in my lane though and keep focused. The girls were also helpful because they ran well and pushed me to the line. It was a close finish,” said Thompson.

What is a good sign for the Jamaican, is that she ran faster than she expected.

“I wasn’t expecting a fast time. I went out there to work on my first five steps and take it from there,” she said of the 7.13-second clocking.

Paul-Andre Walker

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