Jamaica sprint star Elaine Thompson has cut the current season short after being persistently hampered by the effects of a troublesome Achilles tendon injury.
Thompson, who claimed the sprint double at 2016 Olympics, has struggled to produce her best on the track this season.
In a difficult run of results, the sprinter managed just two first-place finishes in seven 100m races and one-fourth place finish in her lone 200m encounter.
Both Thompson’s wins came on local soil, with the athlete claiming victory at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet and getting the better of teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to claim the national championship.
With no major titles on offer this year, however, Thompson has decided to shut things down for the rest of the season.
“Counting the positives, but it’s been quite a season where my Achilles continues to affect my results, so back to the drawing board,” the athlete said on her Facebook page.
“Thanks to you all for the support this season, it means a lot to me. See you again on the track in 2019,” she further said.