Double Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson defended her National 100m title at the Jamaica National Senior Trials on Friday in the National Stadium in Kingston.
Thompson set a new world-leading time of 10.71 (+0.8 m/s wind) after running an impressive race on the second day of the four-day meet to become the 2017 National Champion and the fastest woman in the world so far this year. Simone Facey and Jura Levy finished second (11.01) and third (11.06) respectively.
The Jamaican Senior Championships is used to select the national team to represent and compete at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 in August.
This is Thomspon’s second consecutive 100m victory this year and she is definitely in superb form for the IAAF World Championships London 2017 in August. Watch her post-race interview here. She dominated the 100m in Shanghai Diamond League in May. In 2016, Elaine Thompson ran 10.70, equaling the Jamaican National record the fourth fast time in history held by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who was beaten by Thomspon in the said race that year.
Women’s 100m Final Results -Jamaica National Senior Trials 2017
Natasha Morrison came in fourth in a time of 11.08; Shashalee Forbes fifth in a time of 11.10; Christania Williams sixth in 11.13; Remona Burchell seventh in 11.17; and Schillonie Calvert-Powel eighth in 11.25.
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