Thompson-Herah out of Doha Diamond League clash

Defending Double sprint Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah has pulled out of the women’s 100m showdown, on Friday, May 28, 2021, Doha Diamond League meeting.

Thompson-Herah’s name is missing from the entry Doha list, which was published on Monday, May 24. She would have compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, American Sha’Carri Richardson and Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast will face-off in the women’s 100m.

The 28-year-old Jamaican, who won both the 100m and 200m at the Rio 2016 Olympic, is the second-fastest woman in the world this year with 10.78 seconds.

Fraser-Pryce, the Doha 2019 world champion, ran the 100m for the first time in Gateshead, where she finished fourth in 11.51.

Richardson lost the clash in Gateshead to Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, 11.33 to 11.44 in the pouring rain.

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