Simpson targets 2018 comeback
After a year in which she had a hamstring injury and welcomed her first child, many-time Olympic medallist Sherone Simpson has set herself a 2018 target of getting close to her best form.
"Based on my progress, my coach and I will decide where I will open; however, my intention is to compete in the 2018 season," Simpson told STAR Sports.
Simpson delivered her baby in October last year. Earlier in the year, she was forced to pull out of the National Championships because of a niggling hamstring injury.
"I am back in training with the aim of getting back to close to my best or better. I have been in training for a little over a month, so I can't make a proper assessment as yet; However, training is going well," she told STAR Sports.
Simpson won gold as part of the Olympic relay team in Athens 2004 and won silver in London 2012. She won and individual 100m silver in Beijing 2008.
With a personal best of 10.82 seconds, Simpson is the sixth-fastest Jamaican women behind national record holders Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson (10.70), Merlene Ottey (10.74), Kerron Stewart (10.75), and Campbell-Brown (10.76).
Now 32, Simpson is working with her coach, Maurice Wilson, at his Sprintec training base, where they are eying a smooth and patient return for the athlete.
"I am currently training with Maurice Wilson at Sprintec. Training has been going well, and we are taking it easy for now, no rush," she pointed out.