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Elaine Thompson wins 100m, Sets Rabat Diamond League Record

Elaine Thompson wins 100m, Sets Rabat Diamond League Record

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson displayed class and strength when she sped to an impressive 10.87s (0.3 m/s), setting a new meet record at the Rabat Diamond League in Morocco.

Thompson, who is the overwhelming favourite for the World Championships in London, secured her 14th straight 100m victory ahead of Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast, second in a season’s best of 10.90s.

Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago third in 11.02. Blassing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor of Nigeria was fourth in 11.03s. Jamaica’s Jura Levy and Christania Williams were seventh and ninth in 11.18s and 11.28s respectively.

Thompson, who has the top two fastest times in the world( 10.71 and 10.78), was pleased with her performance after running 10.94s last week in Paris.

“I’m pleased with my race. I came here last year and the organisers did a lot of effort for me. My races are going fine, I’m in the shape that I want to be in and I’m looking forward to the London WC,” said Thompson.