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Jamaican Medal Contenders Given Week to Prove Fitness

Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson and 400 meter hurdler Janieve Russell have been given until Aug. 8 to prove their fitness for the Rio Olympics after getting medical exemptions from the national trials, team bosses said. Thompson, 2015 world 200 meter silver medalist, withdrew from the Jamaican 200m final with a hamstring niggle, two days after clocking a world leading 10.70 seconds to win the 100 meters. Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Russell set a season best of 53.96 seconds on...

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