Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Diamond League: Thompson-Herah runs 2nd fastest womens 100m everOlympic champ Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the 2nd fastest ladiess 100m of all time at the Eugene Diamond League.The Jamaican, who retained her 100m-200m title double in Tokyo, clocked a new world lead of 10.54 seconds.Only American Florence Griffith-Joyner has actually run much faster, when she set her world record of 10.49 secs in 1988. Britains Dina Asher-Smith ended up third in the 200m as she continues her return from the hamstring injury that blighted her Olympic campaign.The race was won by Switzerlands Mujinga Kambundji, with American Gabrielle Thomas finishing 0.08 secs ahead of world champion Asher-Smith. In the 100m, Thompson-Herahs Jamaican compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson were second and third respectively in a repeat of the Tokyo podium.American ShaCarri Richardson, who missed out on the Olympics because of a one-month suspension after checking positive for cannabis, finished last.”It was a fantastic return back to the sport,” the 21-year-old said. “I wished to have the ability to perform and come. Having the month off, dealing with all I needed to handle, Im not disturbed with myself at all.”This is one race, Im refrained from doing. You understand what Im capable of. Count me out if you wish to, since Im here to remain.”Earlier this season, Fraser-Pryce ran 10.63 secs to end up being the 2nd fastest lady in history behind Griffith-Joyner, just to see her time usurped by 29-year-old Thompson-Herah with 10.61 secs as she retained her Olympic title in Tokyo.Asher-Smith comes third on 200m return at Diamond LeagueOlympic stars shine in EugeneRecords toppled in all corners of the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, with Olympic medallists continuing their great form back on the Diamond League tour.Tokyo bronze medallist Andre de Grasse won the guyss 100m in 9.74 secs, with Americans Fred Kerley – the Olympic silver medal winner – and Ronnie Baker crossing the line in second and third.In the guyss 200m, American Olympic bronze medallist Noah Lyles set a new conference record and world lead of 19.52 secs.Athing Mu followed up her femaless 800m gold in Tokyo with victory in the non-Diamond League occasion in Eugene, setting a brand-new world lead of one minute 55.04 secs in a race that saw Britains Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson location fifth and Jemma Reekie eighth.Norways Olympic 1500m champ Jakob Ingebrigtsen was victorious over one mile in a brand-new world leading time of three minutes 47.24 secs, while two-time Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya won the 1500m, with Laura Muir, who won silver in Tokyo, only handling 12th. Olympic silver medallist Dalilah Muhammad set a brand-new meeting record of 52.77 secs in the 400m hurdles, while Kenyas Norah Jeruto won the femaless 3,000 m steeplechase and Ugandas 5,000 m gold medallist Joshua Cheptegei set a new two-mile world lead of 8 minutes 9.55 secs.In the field occasions, Olympic pole vault champion Katie Nageotte, likewise of the United States, won with a jump of 4.82 m, once again completing ahead of Tokyo silver medallist Holly Bradshaw.Portugals triple jump Olympic champion Pedro Pichardo continued his winning type at Hayward Field, while Ukraines Iryna Gerashchenko, fourth in Tokyo, won the femaless high jump.Two-time Olympic shot put champ Ryan Crouser of the US set a new Diamond League record of 23.15 mElsewhere, Elliot Giles completed 4th in the maless 800m – won by Canadas Marco Arop – while British team-mate Oliver Dustin slipped down into seventh after leading into the last straight.Next stop on the Diamond League trip is Lausanne on Thursday, before Paris next Saturday.


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