Thompson continues 100m reign


August 26, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Rio 2016 Olympics

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson continued her spectacular season with a brilliant win in the women's 100m at the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting in Lausanne Switzerland, yesterday.

After a false start which saw seven of eight athletes -minus Thompson bolting to the finish line, Thompson returned to win in 10.78 seconds ahead of the USA's Prandini. The other Jamaicans Veronica Campbell-Brown (11.27) and Christania Williams (11.48) were sixth and eighth, respectively.

Olympic champion Omar McLeod was second in the men's 110m hurdles in a time of 13.12 seconds, behind Spain's Orlando Ortego in 13.11.

Julian Forte ran a season's best 20.16 to finish second in the 200m behind The Netherlands' Churandy Martina in a personal best 19.81.

Megan Simmonds was last in the women's 100m hurdles in 13.15 won by the world record holder Kendra Harrison in 12.42 ahead of Dawn Harper-Nelson 12.71 and Jasmin Stowers 12.75.

Asafa Powell showed that he still had it in his legs as he easily won the men's 100m, a non-Diamond League event to stop the clock at 9.96 seconds.

Youssef Ben Meite of Cote d'Ivoire finished second in 10.01 seconds. Third went to Joel Fearon of Great Britain in 10.05 seconds. Veteran Kim Collins of the St Kitts was fifth in 10.24 seconds.

Kimberly Williams had to settle for sixth place in the women's triple jump.

Williams, after foul attempts on her first two jumps, could only muster 13.75m on her third attempt.

Olympic champion, Catherine Ibarguen continued her impressive form after winning with 14.41m.

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