Elaine Thompson, Natasha Morrison, Simone Facey, and Jura Levy have all qualified for the women’s 100m semifinals during the qualifying round in the morning session of the London World Championships.
Thompson won her heat in a time of 11.05 to win her race comfortably after an impressive start ahead of Canadian Crystal Emmanuel, who clocked a personal best time of 11.14. The semifinals are set for tomorrow, August 6, 2:10 PM ET / 1:10 PM Jamaican time. The Finals – August 6, 4:50 PM ET / 3:50 PM Jamaican time.
Despite being hampered by an Achilles problem to the extent she had to ditch her spikes at last month’s Anniversary Games for a pair of trainers instead, Thompson is confident she can win her first world 100m gold as the world’s fastest woman on Sunday.
Natasha Morrison finished third in heat 6, qualifying for the 100m semifinals along with the winner Daryll Neita of Britain, who won in 11:15.
American Deejah Stevens finished second.
Jamaica’s Jura Levy finished third 11.09 in heat 1 behind winner Germany’s Gina Luckenkemper, who was the fastest qualifier for the semifinals with her personal best of 10.95 to win the heat.
Simone Facey qualified as one of the fastest losers of the heats after finishing fourth in Heat 5 with a time of 11.29.