Elaine Thompson-Herah

Jamaica’s Sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah set a new world-leading time in the women’s 100 metres on Thursday. She won the event at the Diamond League event in Rome with a time of 10.85 seconds.

This race took her just above fellow Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who has a best of 10.86 this year.

Thompson-Herah is delighted to have found her best form again after three years dogged by injury. She finished almost three metres clear of runner-up Aleia Hobbs (11.12).

At the same time, South Africa’s Akani Simbine was similarly dominant in the men’s 100m in 9.96.

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