Double sprint Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah is back in training and is now preparing to defend her 100m and 200m titles at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Thompson-Herah who prematurely ended her season at the World Athletics Championships last September in Doha, Qatar, said she has overcome her injury issues and is focused on returning to top form in time for the Games.
Thompson’s representative and president of MVP Track Club, Bruce James, confirmed that the 27-year-old has returned to training and he expects her to get back to her best for the 2020 season.
James did not disclose the extent of the treatment received by Thompson Herah, but did say that he is happy that the sprinter is back at camp.
Thompson Herah complained of tightness in her Achilles previously but managed to run the final of the 100m at the World Championships in Doha, where she finished fourth. She subsequently withdrew from the 200m semi-final and took no further part in the championships.
At the time of the injury, MVP coach Stephen Francis confirmed that the problem was due to calf tightness, which caused stress to her Achilles tendon. He said that he did not foresee surgery necessary to correct the issue.
Thompson will be facing a very competitive field that is now dominated by track and field athletes with four-time World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce being the favourite to claim the award for the fourth time.