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Video: Elaine Thompson-Herah sets fastest 100m time of the year at Golden Games

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Five-time Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah set a blistering women's 100m time at the Golden Games on Saturday.

The Jamaican, who successfully defended the women's 100m and 200m on the athletics track at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021, ran 10.89 seconds in her semi-final race in Walnut, California, for the fastest time in the world in 2022 so far.

It was Thompson-Herah's first outdoor race of the season over the distance.

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In Tokyo, Thompson-Herah reclaimed the women's 100m and 200m titles that she had first won at Rio 2016. She was also part of the Jamaican relay team who claimed 4x100 m gold in Japan, improving on their silver medal in Brazil.

The 29-year-old chose not to run in the Golden Games final, which took place in windy conditions at Mt. San Antonio College's Hilmer Lodge Stadium on Saturday evening.

Fellow Jamaican relay gold medallist Briana Williams won the other heat but finished fifth in the final. That was won by Twanisha Terry of the USA in 10.77 seconds but doesn't count as a legal 'World Lead' time due to the high wind speeds.

Gabby Thomas was third in the final, and doubled up to win the women's 200 metres in 22.02 secs.


Source: olympics