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#ReturnToLondon: Thompson leads Jamaican women into 100m semis, two men progress in 400m

Led by double Olympic sprint champion, Elaine Thompson, all four Jamaicans have qualified for tomorrow afternoon’s women’s 100m semi-finals.

Thompson who contested heat two in damp conditions was in front from the sound of the gun recording 11.05 seconds.

Thompson’s clocking sees her with the fifth best time heading into the semis.

Jura Levy placed third in heat one with a time of 11.09 while Natasha Morrison was third in heat six, registered 11.21.

Simone Facey had a scare in heat five, finishing outside the top three automatic qualifiers in fourth with a time of 11.29.

However, she secured a place as one of six fastest losers.

On the men’ side in the 400m, national champion Nathon Allen won heat six in a time of 44.91 to qualify for tomorrow afternoon’s semi finals.

He’ll be joined by Demish Gaye who placed second in heat two with a mark of 44.98.

Steven Gayle failed to advance after finishing seventh but was later disqualified.

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 and 2015 100m World champion

Name: Simone Facey Date of Birth: May 07, 1985 Event: 200m Season?s best: 22.74; personal best: 22.25 School: Vere Technical High

Name: Natasha Morrison Date of Birth: November 17, 1992 Event: 100m Season?s best: 11:09 School: San Diego State University

Name: Jura Levy Date of Birth: November 4, 1990 Event: 100m and 200m Season?s best: 100m-11.06 and 11.06  School: Vere Technical High Coach: Maurice Wilson Track Club: Sprintec Track Club

Name: Nathon Allen Date of Birth: October 28, 1995 Event: 400m Season?s best: 400m 44.52; personal best 44.52 School: St. Jago High Coach: Ralph Spry  Track Club: Auburn University Accolade: 2017 National 400m champion

Name: Demish Gaye Date of Birth: January 20, 1993 Event: 400m Seasonal Best: 400m- 44.73; Personal best: 400m- 44.73   School: Bellefield High Coach: Maurice Wilson Track Club: Sprintec Track Club

Name: Steven Gayle Date of Birth: March 19, 1994 Event: 400m Season?s best: 44.99; personal best: 44.99 School: Denbigh High  Accolade: IAAF World Relays 4x400m bronze medallist


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