The 26-year-old sprinter explained: “”Right around the 10-metre mark, I stumbled and it threw my entire stride pattern off, so I had to stop before I injured myself. I had a fairly good start and was right with the pack so I was in perfect position to strike at around 40 metres with my top end shape.”
The “Torpedo” continued, “I am extremely disappointed right now because when you feel like you’re ready you want to go out and prove it, but in the grand scheme of things—London—I will be just fine. If there are any errors to be made, I prefer them to be now.”
Jamaica’s reigning Pan American Games 100m champion, Lerone Clarke went on to win that race with a time of 6.52 seconds. Americans Justin Gatlin (6.57) and Trell Kimmons (6.57) followed Clarke into second and third, respectively.
Although Thompson recorded the second fastest time of his career at Saturday’s meet (6.56), the 2008 Olympic Games 100m silver medalist said he “can dip below 6.50” and is “very confident” going into the London Games later this year