Thompson noted that not being able to compete in the 100m at the World Championships was an emotional moment for her.
Multiple Olympic champion Elaine Thompson has been battling a series of injuries that derailed her 2023 season and she attested that she has been battling depression.
Thompson noted that not being able to compete in the 100m at the World Championships was an emotional moment for her since she had anticipated to make it to the start line one more time.
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The Harambee Stars captain was encouraged by Kenya’s impressive display in Qatar and feels a lot more needs to be done to be ready for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers
She has been competing in the 100m and 200m since the 2015 World Championships and has never missed out on an individual event until this year’s edition in Budapest, Hungary.
However, her husband Derron Herah, has been a great support system to her and he made her change her mindset on ending the season on a high.
“I have been dealing with some injuries earlier this year, say more like a shin splint, and I could not be able to do a lot of work but I got to build my sport at the National trials, not individual since I went to the 4x100m," Thompson said in an interview with Real Talk with Tee.
"It was a hard pill to swallow because the Worlds were my favourite championship and the fact that I wasn’t doing the 100m or 200m I was sad and depressed but I bounced back from that thanks to my husband.
"He constantly motivated me and told me to believe in myself and say that we were going to finish the season whether we would set a fast time or slow one.”
She added that competing this year is just preparing her for the Olympic Games next year. After the World Championships, Thompson competed at the Diamond League Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland where she finished third behind USA’s Sha’Carri Richardson and compatriot Natasha Morrison.
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Cheserek clocked 1:08:22 to cross the finish line first as Ruguru was forced to finish second in 1:08:30.
She then proceeded to the Gala dei Castelli where she won the race in her first sub-11 performance, clocking 10.92 to cross the finish line.
Her recent victory was at the Diamond League Meeting in Brussels where she clocked 10.84 to win the race.
“I just want to have that focus to next year because it’s Paris of course and I want to have a positive mindset going there,” she said.
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Jackson clocked 21.48 to cross the finish line in the women’s 200m race to miss out on Flo Jo’s world record by 0.14 seconds.