Elaine Thompson-Herah Runs The Second Fastest Time In The History Of The Women’s 100 Meter Race

Elaine Thompson-Herah Runs The Second Fastest Time In The History Of The Women's 100 Meter Race
Elaine Thompson-Herah Runs The Second Fastest Time In The History Of The Women’s 100 Meter Race

 

Elaine Thompson-Herah is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She is a five-time Olympic champion, having won gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and again at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, ran the second-fastest women’s 100 meters of all time in the Eugene Diamond League.

The Jamaican, who retained her double 100-200m title in Tokyo, posted a new world advantage of 10.54 seconds Only American Florence Griffith-Joyner has run faster when she set her world record of 10.49 seconds in 1988.

Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith finished third in the 200 meters as she continues her comeback from the hamstring injury that ruined her Olympic campaign The race was won by Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji, with American Gabrielle Thomas finishing 0.08 seconds ahead of world champion Asher-Smith.

In the 100 meters, fellow Jamaicans Thompson-Herah Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson were second and third respectively in a replay of the Tokyo podium.

American Sha’Carri Richardson, who missed the Olympics due to a month-long suspension after testing positive for marijuana, finished last.

“It was a great return to the sport,” said the 21-year-old. “She wanted to be able to come and perform. Having the month off, dealing with everything I had to deal with, I’m not mad at myself at all.

“This is a race, I have not finished. You know what I’m capable of. Don’t tell me if you want, because I’m here to stay. ”

Earlier this season, Fraser-Pryce raced 10.63 seconds to become the second-fastest woman in history behind Griffith-Joyner, only to see her time usurped by 29-year-old Thompson-Herah with 10.61 seconds as she retained her Olympic title. in Tokyo.

Olympic stars shine on Eugene Records fell in every corner of the Prefontaine Cla**ic in Eugene, and the Olympic medalists continued their good form on the Diamond League tour.

Tokyo bronze medalist Andre De Gra**e won the men’s 100m in 9.74 seconds, with Americans Fred Kerley, the Olympic silver medalist, and Ronnie Baker crossing the line in second and third place.

In the men’s 200 meters, American Olympic bronze medalist Noah Lyles set a new meeting record and a world lead of 19.52 seconds.

Athing Mu followed up her women’s 800m gold in Tokyo with victory in the Non-Diamond League event in Eugene, establishing a new world lead of one minute, 55.04 seconds in a race that saw British Olympic silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson. in fifth place and Jemma Reekie in the eighth.

Norway’s Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen won over a mile in a new world-leading time of three minutes 47.24 seconds, while two-time Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon from Kenya won the 1500m, and Laura Muir, who won silver in Tokyo, was the only 12th.

Olympic silver medalist Dalilah Muhammad set a new record of 52.77 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles, while Kenyan Norah Jeruto won the 3,000-meter women’s steeplechase and Uganda’s 5,000-meter gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei, set a new world advantage of two miles of eight minutes and 9.55 seconds.

In infield events, Olympic pole vault champion Katie Nageotte, also from the USA, won with a 4.82m jump, finishing again ahead of Tokyo silver medalist Holly Bradshaw.

Portugal’s Olympic triple jump champion Pedro Pichardo continued his winning form at Hayward Field, while Ukraine’s Iryna Gerashchenko, fourth in Tokyo, won the women’s high jump.

Elliot Giles, on the other hand, finished fourth in the men’s 800m, won by Canadian Marco Arop, while his British teammate Oliver Dustin slipped to seventh after leading the stretch the next stop on the Diamond League tour is Lausanne on Thursday, before Paris next Saturday.