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Elaine Thompson-Herah runs second quickest time in ladies's 100m historical past

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Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the second quickest ladies’s 100m of all time on the Eugene Diamond League.

The Jamaican, who retained her 100m-200m title double in Tokyo, clocked a brand new world lead of 10.54 seconds.

Solely American Florence Griffith-Joyner has run quicker, when she set her world file of 10.49 secs in 1988.

Fellow Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson had been second and third respectively on Saturday in a repeat of the Tokyo podium.

American Sha’Carri Richardson, who missed the Olympics due to a one-month suspension after testing constructive for marijuana, completed final.

“It was an important return again to the game,” the 21-year-old stated. “I needed to have the ability to come and carry out. Having the month off, coping with all I needed to cope with, I am not upset with myself in any respect.

“That is one race, I am not carried out. what I am able to. Depend me out if you wish to, as a result of I am right here to remain.”

Earlier this season, Fraser-Pryce ran 10.63 secs to grow to be the second quickest girl in historical past behind Griffith-Joyner, solely to see her time usurped by 29-year-old Thompson-Herah with 10.61 secs as she retained her Olympic title in Tokyo.