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Reaction to Elaine Thompson's 200m performance

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thrace Smith, Ocho Rios

The race was very well executed. Stephen Francis has proven again that he is the guru. He is the greatest coach in track and field in Jamaica the world has ever seen. No one knew Thompson two years ago. He has done it with Asafa, he has done it with Shelly-Ann, and there is more (to come). Trust me, it's great. I'm overexcited right now!

Sheridon Roper of Highgate, St Mary

It was a breath-taking race because Dafne Schippers ran a good heat and semi-final, so Elaine knew she would be difficult to beat. But she still went out there, pushed herself, and achieved her goal. I think, at the end of the day, the best athlete won the race.


Lloyd Watson, Fairview, Spanish Town

Elaine Thompson's run was one of the best he has seen in a long time.

She is the best of the best! She is built like Bolt - on the woman side.

"We have a champion! She will be around for a long time," he declared.