Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Elaine Thompson relegated to third in 100m at Doha Diamond League

Elaine Thompson, the 100m reigning Olympic champion, was relegated to third place in the women's 100m, on Friday in the first meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Doha.

The Jamaican sprinter clocked 10.93 seconds to finish behind 2017 world silver medallist in the 100m and 200m Marie-Josée Tao Lou of Ivory Coast and Nigerian Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor.

Ta Lou clocked 10.85 seconds for the victory, just ahead of Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, who clocked 10.90

Murielle Ahouré of Ivory Coast, the 2018 world indoor champion over 60m, finished fourth in 10.96.

Jamaican Jura Levy finished eighth and last in 11.29.

Thompson was the best placed Jamaican in Doha.

Danielle Williams, who won the gold medal at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, had to settle for fifth in the women's 100-metre hurdles.

Williams clocked 12.82 seconds in a race dominated by the USA, which occupied the first four places.

Kendra Harrison won in 12.53 seconds. Brianna McNeal finished second in 12.58 and Sharika Nelvis, third, in 12.75.

In the men's 200 metres, Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer finished eighth and last in 20.72. American Noah Lyles won the race in a meet record 19.83 seconds, beating Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards, who clocked 19.99.

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