Elaine Thompson will head to the highly anticipated Paris Diamond League tomorrow with a world-leading time she set at the Jamaica Champions on June 23.
Thompson, who has only lost a 200m race so far this season, has run the two fastest 100m times so far this year, 10.71 (+0.8) and 10.78 (-0.3). In her first race, she ran wind-assisted 10.75 (+2,2) at the UTech Classic in Kingston on April 15.
The double Olympic champion’s progression leaves no doubt that she poised to dominate at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 in August. Here’s are videos of Elaine Thompson’s 100m races of the season ahead of tomorrow’s Paris Diamond League starting with her first race:
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Thompson, the Olympic champion, clocked 10.78 to beat American Olympic 200m silver medallist Tori Bowie, who finished second in a time of 11.04.
Elaine Thompson’s 10.71 World Lead at the Jamaican Championships
“I’m really satisfied with this time,” said Thompson, who came within 0.01 of her lifetime best set last year. “I was happy to come out here and go through the rounds smooth and healthy.”