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Thompson, McPherson capture gold at indoor meet

Trinidad Guardian :: 18.02.2019

BIRM­ING­HAM – Dou­ble Olympic gold medal­ist Elaine Thomp­son con­tin­ued her re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion from an Achilles in­jury by win­ning the 60 me­tres, while com­pa­tri­ot Stephe­nie Ann McPher­son won gold in the 400 me­tres at the Muller In­door Grand Prix in Eng­land on Sat­ur­day.

The 26-year-old Ja­maican sen­sa­tion sprint­ed to vic­to­ry in a time of 7.13 sec­onds, her fastest time over the dis­tance since 2017.

In a three-way pho­to-fin­ish, British sprint­er and for­mer World Youth 100m cham­pi­on Asha Phillips, was sec­ond in 7.14 sec­onds, while Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Cote de'Ivoire took third in 7.15.

Two oth­er Ja­maicans were al­so in the race. Ra­mona Burchell, who made the fi­nal in the event at the World In­door Cham­pi­onships last year was fifth in 7.21 and Gay­on Evans, the Com­mon­wealth Games 100m bronze medal­list, was sev­enth in a time of 7.28.

McPher­son was al­so in win­ner's row, cap­tur­ing the women's quar­ter mile in 52. 24 sec­onds. Britain's Eilidh Doyle was sec­ond in 52.43 while Lisanne De Witte of the Nether­lands came third in 52.61 sec­onds.

An­oth­er Ja­maican in Ta­jay Gayle claimed sil­ver by leap­ing to a per­son­al best in the men's long jump with 8.10 me­tres.

His ef­fort was on­ly bet­tered by Cuban star jumper, Juan Miguel Echevar­ria, who pro­duced a jump of 8.21 me­tres on his fi­nal at­tempt to grab the first po­si­tion.



Thompson, McPherson capture gold at indoor meet
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Elaine Thompson captured gold in the Muller Indoor Grand Prix

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