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Thompson: Sport sensation to headline Paris Diamond League

Elaine Thompson will headline a strong field in the Paris Diamond League on Friday.

 

The new double Olympic sprint champion, will be alongside 27 medalists from the Olympic Games.

Thompson,  24, became the first woman in 28 years to sweep both sprints at an Olympiad won gold in both the 100 and 200 metres.

Her countryman Usain Bolt will not take part in Friday’s Paris Diamond League owing to a decision to to take a break from competition.

The event will include 8 other Rio gold medalists and French supporters will also have a chance to welcome back their own Olympic stars.

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