Double sprint gold medallist at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Elaine Thompson-Herah is getting her speed back ahead of the Tokyo 2020 having ran a season-best of 10.78 seconds to win the women’s 100m at the Pure Athletics Elite Meet in Clermont, Florida on Sunday.
Thompson-Herah, the first female Jamaican sprinter to win the 100m and 200m at one Olympic Games won the race ahead of Jamaican compatriots – Natalliah Whyte [11.08 sec] for second place and Ashanti Moore third in 11.10 seconds.
The Fast Elaine’s finish time yesterday marks the second-fastest in the world this season year.
United State sprinter – Sha’ Carri Richardson time of 10.72 at the Miramar South Florida Invitational last month is the fastest [so far] this season.
Meanwhile, Antigua’s Cejhae Greene won the men’s 100m, running 10.02 seconds, ahead of Jamaica’s Yohan Blake who was given the same time.
Incidentally, both men recorded the same time [9.98 sec] in the heat too. The times were run with a trailing wind of 2.7m/s.
United State’s Devin Quinn came third with a time of 10.03 seconds.