Elaine Thompson-Herah Wins The Paris Diamond League 100m But Falls Short Of Setting A New World Record

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Elaine Thompson-Herah won the 100m at the Paris Diamond League in a meet record time of 10.72 seconds, although Florence Griffith-1988 Joyner’s world mark still eludes her.
Thompson-Herah of Jamaica was looking to break the 33-year-old record after posting the second-fastest 100m of all time in 10.54 last weekend.

She also ran a 10.64 in Lausanne on Thursday, trailing fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-10.60, Pryce’s which is the third fastest time in history. Due to exhaustion, Fraser-Pryce did not compete in Paris.

Asher-Smith, who was out of the Olympics due to a hamstring injury, finished third in 11.06 seconds, while fellow Briton Daryll Neita, who reached the Olympic final in Tokyo, ran 11.12.

Armand Duplantis, an Olympic champion, won the pole vault with a clearance of 6.01m.
In the men’s 200m, Fred Kerley, the silver medalist in the 100m in Tokyo, defeated fellow American Kenny Bednarek.

Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco, the Olympic 3,000m steeplechase winner and the first non-Kenyan to win the event since 1980, fell at the first hurdle and required treatment on the course. With a world-leading time of 8:07.12, Benjamin Kigen won the event.

Source: BBC Sport

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