Elaine Thompson continues 100-metre dominance in Paris

By August 24, 2019

Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson continues to look unbeatable over 100 metres lately, easing to her latest victory at the Paris Diamond League on Saturday. 

Thompson was winning her fifth consecutive 100-metre with just around five weeks to go before the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in Doha, Qatar.

The field, which Thompson exclipsed on her way to 10.98 seconds included the Ivory Coast’s, Marie-Josee Ta Lou, who was a distant second in 11.13 seconds, and Dafne Schippers, who was third in 11.15.

The field was completed by the United States’ Teahna Danniels, 11.16, her countrywoman, Aleia Hobbs, 11.16, Jamaica’s Jonielle Smith, 11.17, France’s Carolle Zahi, 11.25, and another woman from the Caribbean’s sprint factory in Natalliah Whyte, also 11.25.

Thompson got out of the blocks slightly ahead of Ta Lou and company and kept that advantage until the middle of the race, where she eased further ahead, maintaining the gap to the finish with apparent ease.

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