Elaine Thompson Herah runs 10.71 in Székesfehérvár to beat Fraser-Pryce
The kaleidoscope that is the current women’s 100 meters event took another turn at Székesfehérvár in Hungary today as Jamaica’s Rio 2016 100 and 200m gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah won in 10.71sec – the second-fastest time run this year.
In clocking a time 0.01sec off her 2016 personal best, Thompson-Herah beat 34-year-old fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, whose clocking of 10.63 this season, putting her second on the all-time list behind the 10.49 run in 1988 by the late Florence Griffith Joyner of the United States, established her as a favorite for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Thompson was not exactly out of the picture, given she had already clocked 10.78 on May 2. Still, the 29-year-old’s showing in this Gyulai Istvan Memorial – the latest World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting – vividly re-stated her case.
Her time was 0.01sec faster than that registered earlier this year by Sha’Carri Richardson of the United States, who will miss the 100m individual event in Tokyo after accepting a one-month ban and the annulment of her US Olympic Trials victory having tested positive for marijuana.
Not that Fraser-Pryce would have been too disappointed after clocking 10.82, being followed home by Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, world 100 and 200m silver medallist in 2017, and Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare in 10.89.
Thompson wins New Life Challenge at Miramar
June 5, 2021
Following the superb 10.63 performance of Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce.
Jamaican dominance of the women’s sprint continued with defending Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson.
Thompson bounced back after skipping the Doha Diamond League with a 10.87 (+1.2 m/s) win at the NACAC New Life Challenge at Miramar today. Tiana Bartoletta (USA) was second in 10.96, with Briana Williams (JAM) third in 10.98, equalling her wind-legal PB last week.
Thompson topped the heats with a windy 10.92 (+3.0 m/s), winning heat 3 from the fast-finishing Michelle-Lee Ahye (Trinidad and Tobago) 10.96. While Thompson fellow Jamaican Briana Williams, still a junior at 19 years of age, clocked 10.93 (+3.6 m/s) to take heat 2 from Olympic Long Jump Champion Tiana Bartoletta (USA) 10.98.
Elaine Thompson 10.78!
On the 10th of April, two thousand and twenty, Sha’ccari Richardson shook the track world when she stormed to 10.72 seconds at the Miramar invitational. This took her up to 6th on the all-time list in the women’s 100m and pole position to be considered by many as favorite heading to the Olympics. However, on the second of May 2020, the reigning Olympic champion reminded the world that she is here to defend her Olympic title.
At the Pure Athletics Sprint Meet on May 2 at Clermont, Florida. Elaine Thompson stormed to 10.78 times. The 2016 defending Olympic Champion. Also nailed
This was a huge improvement from her opener of 11.21 on April 17 in Kingston, Jamaica. Unfortunately, the wind in this race just allowed the allowable +1.8 m/s wind.
She has a PB of 10.70 from 2016.
1 Elaine Thompson-Herah MVP Track & Field Club 10.78 +1.8 m/s
2. Natalliah Whyte PUMA MVP Internationaln11.08 +1.8 m/s
3. Ashanti Moore Pure Athletics 11.10 +1.8 m/s
4 Shannon Ray Empire Athletics 11.26 +1.8 m/s
5. Shawnti Jackson RunUXpress 11.28 +1.8 m/s
6 Taylor Anderson TRAIN GANG 11.29 +1.8 m/s
DNS Tori Bowie TRAIN GANG
DNS Gina Luckenkemper Pure Athletics
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