Monday 26 October, 2020

Elaine Thompson-Herah dominates in Doha

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah, wins the Women's 100m at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed).

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah, wins the Women's 100m at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed).

Replicating her performance in Rome last week – almost to the hundredth – double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah was a comfortable winner of the women’s 100m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting, in Doha, on Friday, September 25.

The Jamaican started strongly and could simply not be caught, powering through the line in 10.87. Multiple world medallist Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou was second in 11.21, just 0.04 ahead of USA’s Kayla White.

In a season badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the 28-year-old Thompson-Herah has the fastest time in the world over 100m this season after clocking 10.85 seconds in Rome last week.

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