Double-double Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah has withdrawn from the Diamond League meeting which comes off at the Alexandria Stadium in Birmingham this afternoon.
According to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games triple gold medallist [Thompson-Herah] her withdrawal is precautionary.
“The decision not to travel to Birmingham was taken out of an abundance of caution after she experienced some discomfort in training,” said a statement from her management.
The fastest woman alive was expected to match the likes of Shericka Jackson, Gabby Thomas, Dina Asher-Smith as well as Daryll Neita.
However, with Jamaica’s National Championships just over a month away, Thompson-Herah, who has been troubled by a longstanding foot injury was not taking any chances. The 29-year-old Jamaican has been unbeaten so far this season running 10.89 to win her heat at the USATF Golden Games in California on April 16 and 10.93 to win at the Puerto Rico International Athletics Classic on May 12.
In her 200m opener at the JAAA/SDF Jubilee meet in Kingston on May 7, the five-time Olympic gold medallist won in 22.75 seconds.