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#ReturnToLondon: Elaine Thompson records shock defeat, places fifth in 100m final

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:29 PM
Thompson: "In the first and second rounds, I got the starts but I don't know what happened. I'm going to have to look back, and watch but no excuses. It was a good race."

Jamaica’s Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson has suffered a shock defeat in the final of the women’s 100 metre at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.

Thompson finished fifth in a time of 10.98 seconds.

Her American rival, Torie Bowie won the gold medal with a time of 10.85 seconds, with Marie Josee Ta Lou winning the silver medal in 10.86 and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands winning the bronze in 10.96.

"In the first and second rounds I got the starts but I don't know what happened. I'm going to have to look back, and watch but no excuses. It was a good race," she said.

Thompson says she will now turn the focus to the 4X100m.

"I'm very disappointed but at the end of the day it's not the end of the world," she said.

PROFILE

Name: Elaine Thompson
Date of Birth: June 28, 1992
Events: 100m, Season’s best: 100m -10.71 and personal best 10.70,
School: Manchester High
Track Club: MVP
Coach: Stephen Francis
Accolades: 2016 Olympic Games sprint double champion