Elaine Thompson got the gold over Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in Track and Field News’ Podiums for 2020.
The magazine, considered the bible of the sport, has selected the three best athletes in each discipline ranking them for gold, silver and bronze, based on their performances during the season.
The three athletes selected in the Women’s 100m were unbeaten during the season but for T&FNews, Elaine Thompson was their gold medalist by virtue of her world-leading 10.85 in Rome on September 17. The 2016 double Olympic champion also ran 10.87 in Doha on September 25 to close the season.
The Jamaican national record holder also had another sub-11 clocking in a 10.92 run at the National Stadium in Kingston on August 22, near where she ran a wind-aided 10.73 at Jamaica College on July 25.
The silver medal was awarded to the four-time World 100m champion, whose season-best 10.86 came at the National Stadium in Kingston on August 22. The two-time Olympic 100m champion also ran 10.87 at the same venue earlier that month.
Upcoming star Sha’carri Richardson was the bronze medalist based on her 10.95 run at the Montverde Academy in Florida on August 11. The 2019 NCAA 100m gold medalist and U20 world record holder also had wind-aided times of 10.79 and 10.83, times that galvanizes the legitimacy of her 10.75 personal best.
Source: Leighton Levy