Elaine Thompson-Hera sets the second fastest time in women’s 100m history


Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Hera ran the second-fastest women’s 100m ever in the Eugene Diamond League.

The Jamaican, who retained her gold in the 100m and 200m championships in Tokyo, achieved a new world lead with a time of 10.54sec.

Only American Florence Griffith Joyner ran 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 to come back from a hamstring injury that afflicted her Olympic campaign.

Switzerland’s Mujinja Kamponge won the race, while American Gabriel Thomas was 0.08 seconds ahead of world champion Asher Smith.

In the 100 metres, Jamaicans Thompson-Hera Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Sherika Jackson finished second and third, respectively, on the podium in Tokyo.

American Shaikari Richardson, who missed the Olympics due to a one-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana, finished last.

“It was a fantastic comeback to the sport,” the 21-year-old said. “I wanted to be able to come in and perform. After a month off, dealing with whatever I had to deal with, I’m not annoyed with myself at all.

“This is one race, I’m not finished. You know what I’m capable of. Come back if you want to, because I’m here to stay.”

Earlier this season, Fraser-Price ran 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 Hera with 10.61 seconds. Where she retained her Olympic title in Tokyo.

Olympic stars shine in Eugene

Records slipped in all corners of the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, as Olympic medalists continued to do well in the Diamond League round.

Bronze medalist Tokyo Andre de Grasse He won the men’s 100m in 9.74 seconds with the Americans Fred Curley – Olympic silver medal winner – and Ronnie Baker Cross the line in the second and third.

In the men’s 200m, a bronze medalist at the US Olympics Noah Lyles Set a new meeting record and lead the world by 19.52 seconds.

Thing Mu She followed up on the women’s 800m gold medal in Tokyo with a victory at the Non-Diamond League event in Eugene, to take a new world lead by 1 minute 55.04 seconds in a race that saw Britain claim the Olympic silver. Kelly Hodgkinson Fifth place and Gemma Ricky eighth.

Norway Olympic champion 1500m Jacob Ingbrigtsen He triumphed over a mile in a new world pioneer time of three minutes 47.24 seconds, while the two-time Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon From Kenya he won the 1500m race, with Laura Muir, who won the silver medal in Tokyo, took only 12th place.

Olympic silver medalist Delilah Muhammad Set a new record in the 52.77-second encounter in the 400-meter hurdles, while Kenya Nora Jirotto She won the women’s 3000m hurdles and Uganda won the 5000m gold Joshua Cheptegdy He made a new two-mile world lead for eight minutes 9.55 seconds.

In field events, Olympic pole vaulting champion Katie Nugget, also from the United States, with a jump of 4.82 metres, to finish again ahead of the silver medal for Tokyo Holly Bradshaw.

Portugal Olympic triple jump champion Pedro Piccardo He continued his winning brilliance at Hayward Field, while Ukraine Irina GerachenkoShe finished fourth in Tokyo, and won the women’s high jump.

Twice Olympic Champion status Ryan Crozer From the United States set a new Diamond League record of 23.15 million

in another place, Elliot Giles Finished 4th in the men’s 800m – won by Canada Marco Arup – While his British teammate Oliver Dustin He slipped to seventh after driving to the final in a row.

The next stop on the Diamond League Tour is Lausanne on Thursday, before Paris next Saturday.

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