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Olympic champ Thompson-Herah suffers injury in New York

Jamaican five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah looks to have sustained an injury during the 100 metres at the NYC Grand Prix, less than 50 days before the Paris Games.

The defending Olympic champion at both 100m and 200m removed her right shoe and sat down on the track after finishing last in 11.48 seconds in Sunday's race, though the nature of her injury was not immediately clear.

She needed help after the race, being carried off the track by two helpers.

"I felt something uncomfortable as I began to push I still tried to go but it got worse," she wrote on Instagram about an hour after the race. "I am awaiting professional advice moving forward."

Thompson-Herah, the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles when she retained her titles in Tokyo, split with her coach late last year.

She finished last in her season opener last month in 11.30 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene.