Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks silence after suffering injury at NYC Grand Prix

Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks silence after suffering injury at NYC Grand Prix

Abigael Wafula 08:58 - 10.06.2024

Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah has reacted to her injury setback during the New York City Grand Prix.

The fastest woman alive, Elaine Thompson-Herah, has broken the internet following her unfortunate injury at the New York City Grand Prix.

The multiple Olympic champion finished ninth in the 100m race, clocking 11.48 seconds to cross the finish line and after the race, she removed her right shoe and sat down on the track.

Videos of the Jamaican sprint queen being carried off the track have emerged though the nature of the injury is yet to be established.

However, Thompson-Herah has broken her silence, noting that she felt something uncomfortable as she began the race and as she tried harder, things got worse.

In a post on her Instagram page, Thompson-Herah said: “I felt something uncomfortable as I began to push I still tried to go but it got worse so I am awaiting professional advice moving forward. Thanks for your continuous support.”

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The women’s race was won by Nigeria’s Favour Ofili, who clocked an impressive 11.18 to cross the finish line ahead of her compatriot Morolake Akinosun who finished second in 11.20. American Aleia Hobbs completed the podium, clocking 11.21 to finish the race.

Meanwhile, the setback is alarming and has raised concerns since the Jamaican national championships are less than three weeks away.

The defending Olympic champion opened her season with an eighth-place finish at the recent Prefontaine Classic, the Eugene Diamond League meeting in Oregon and the 100m race in New York was her second race of the season.

She has expressed interest in making history to defend her titles, 100m and 200m, at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the injury setback is a huge blow to her. She now goes back to the drawing board, with her main focus to heal and bounce back, just in time for the Jamaican Championships and Olympic Games.