In years to come people will not remember who was missing from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Instead they will simply see the result with Thompson-Herah’s name ahead of runner-up Favour Ofili of Nigeria who clocked 22.51 seconds and Christine Mboma of Namibia who ran 22.80 seconds after missing the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon due to a hip injury.

Elaine Thompson-Herah secured a sprint double as she beat Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s Games record of 22.09 with 22.02 [0.6] in far-from-balmy conditions in the West Midlands.

“At the World Championship it didn’t work out how I wanted it to but I’ve come here and got a double. I’m grateful!”

It was the third time the Manchester Parish born sprinter [Thompson-Herah] completed a successful sprint double in her illustrious career having already done it in a successive Olympic Games [Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020], winning gold in both the 100m and 200m.

By James K. Attaglo Wilson