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2016 Summer Olympics gold medallist – Elaine Thompson-Herah, won sprint double at the NACAC New Life Invitational in Miramar, Florida on Saturday.

Thompson-Herah who shot to prominence in Rio [2016 Olympic Games] finished first in the women’s 100m in a time of 10.87 seconds [+1.2m/s wind], ahead of Tianna Bartoletta [10.96 sec] and Briana Williams [10.97 sec]

The Jamaican returned later to complete a double having beaten Kyra Jefferson [22.77 sec], and Jodie Williams [23.10 sec] to win the 200m in 22.57 seconds.

The Banana Ground native who has been battling with injuries and has already skipped two Diamond League meetings in Gateshead and Doha is trying to pick herself up ahead of the Jamaican trials which comes off on June 24-27 at the National Stadium in Kingston where she’ll face the likes of Natasha Morrison and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

In the men’s 100m, Trayvon Bromell toppled fellow American – Marvin Tracey [9.85 sec], running 9.77 seconds [+1.5m/s] to win the race.

Meanwhile, Yohan Blake, who ran 9.97 seconds [+2.1m/s] to win heat 1, skipped the final.

Dave Collins of the USA emerged winner in the men’s 200m [20.73 sec] ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Greaux [20.84 sec] and Bahamian Terry Smith [20.92 sec]

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