Elaine Thompson (L) runs to win the women's 200m finals against Veronica Campbell Brown (R) in the National Trials at National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy
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Elaine Thompson celebrated her 23rd birthday by winning the 200-meter at the Jamaican trials Sunday, signaling a possible changing of the guard in Jamaican women's sprints.Thompson is the fifth-fastest woman in the world in the 100-meter this season with 10.84 seconds, but was controversially left out of the short sprint this weekend by coach Stephen Francis.Nickel Ashmeade won his first 200-meter national title in 20.36 seconds as he just held off a hard-charging Warren Weir (20.39 seconds) with Julian Forte third in 20.51 seconds.
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