Elaine Thompson has won the 100m race at the Birmingham leg of the Diamond League series with a time of 10.93 into a 1.2 m/s headwind. This is her first race since losing at the recently concluded London World Championships, but she remains unbeaten in the Diamond League.
Thompson, the 100m and 200m Olympic champion, beat the World Championship silver medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Cote d’Ivoire, who finished second with a time of 10.97. Jamaican Jura Levy finished third in 11.08. Worlds bronze medallist Dafne Schippers finished 6th.
Despite clocking the top two fastest times in the world( 10.71 and 10.78), Thompson finished unexpectedly 5th at the World Championships behind American Tori Bowie, the Rio Olympic silver medallist, who won the gold medal in 10.85. Marie-Josee Ta Lou won the silver in 10.86. Dafne Schippers took the bronze medal in 10.96.