Just two weeks after the Tokyo Olympics, Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Hera proved to be not only the fastest woman in the world, but also one of the fastest in history. The Jamaican, who won three gold medals in Tokyo (100, 200 and missions), finished first night (Saturday) in the 100.meter race in the Eugene Diamond League, setting the second fastest time in history: 10.54 seconds!
She improved on her personal best and the national record she set in Tokyo (10.61 seconds), and tonight she was once again ahead of my compatriot Ann.Fraser.Price who set 10.73 seconds. The American that Carrie Richardson, who was considered by many to be a candidate to win in Tokyo but was suspended for using marijuana, finished the suspension and returned to the track, but finished only in ninth place.
Thompson Hera was the closest ever to the controversial record set by Florence Griffith Jr. in 1988 (10.49 seconds), and is the first to drop below 10.60 since Griffith Jr.‘s run more than 30 years ago.
“I think the peak is within reach,” said the Jamaican, “I ran 10.50, and I have so much more in me… I do not want to get carried away – the festivities will begin in October or November, because now I still have a task to complete!”.
Additional results in the competition:
Men & # 39; s 100.meter dash: Canadian Andre de Grass finished first in a time of 9.74 seconds, ahead of American Fred Carly (9.78 seconds).
* Men’s triple jump: Portuguese Pedro Picardo won with 17.63 meters.
* Women’s high jump: Ukrainian Irina Grashchenko finished first with 1.98 meters.
Men & # 39; s 200.meter dash: American Noah Lays, who was disappointed in Tokyo, finished first with a good time of 19.52 seconds.
* Women’s 400m hurdles: Delilah Muhammad took advantage of the absence of world champion Sydney McLaughlin, finishing first in a time of 52.77 seconds.
Women’s 800m: 19.year.old American Ething Mo, who won gold in Tokyo, broke an impressive national record, setting a time of 1: 55.04 minutes.
* 200m Women: Swiss Mojinga Cambundji finished first with 22.06 seconds, ahead of American Gabriel Thomas (22.11). Alison Felix finished last (22.60 seconds).