It was a night of consolation for three world championship failures on Friday as Elaine Thompson, Nijel Amos and Shaunae Miller-Uibo secured titles and $50,000 prize money in the Diamond League final in Brussels.

Jamaican Thompson arrived in London last month as hot favorite to add the world 100 meters title to her Olympic gold from Rio last year but after cruising through the rounds, she struggled in the final and managed only fifth.

She trailed again on a chilly night in Brussels as Marie–Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast led with 70 meters remaining. In London, Ta Lou lost on the line to American Tori Bowie and this time it was Thompson who blasted past in the final stages to win in 10.92 seconds. Ta Lou clocked 10.93 with Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor of Nigeria third in 11.07.

Source: Reuters