Thompson looks forward to great competition

August 04, 2017
Elaine Thompson

LONDON, England:

She is one of the most dominant athletes in the world, but Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson says she is not taking anything for granted as she gets ready to start her World Championships campaign inside the London Stadium tomorrow.

Thompson, who has lost just one race in the last 20, is not feeling any pressure to deliver the gold given her amazing season.

"I respect everybody that I compete with, I give them all a lot of respect because if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be heading to the line prepared for a battle. There is a lot of competition on the men's side so I am looking forward to a good fight with the women as well," she told STAR Sports.

"There will always be pressure, especially from the fans but you know what your job is, you just have to go out and execute and do your best. My team, my coach, my management, everyone is doing great and everyone is supporting me. This is my second World Championships and I am just going out there to have fun," added Thompson.

With times of 10.71 and 10.78 already registered this season, Thompson will get her campaign going with the two fastest time in the event this year.

Thompson added that she is in good shape having recovered from an Achilles injury that forced her to compete in training spikes at the London Diamond League on July 9.

The women's 100m heat will get under way tomorrow inside the London Stadium at 11:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m. Jamaica time).

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