Thompson Finishes 5th In Women’s 100m Final At World Championships
Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson failed to medal in the women’s 100m at the London World Championships today.
Thompson crossed the finish line in 10.98 seconds, a sub-par clocking by her standards. The American athlete Tori Bowie took gold with a time of 10.85 seconds, just .01 seconds ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast.
After crossing the finish line, Bowie fell on the track before knowing she had won gold. She later stated “I had no idea.”
Dutch athlete Dafne Schippers, who finished second two years ago in Beijing clocked 10.96 to beat Murielle Ahoure for the bronze.
Ivorian sprinter Murielle Ahoura was fourth with a time of 10.978.
Had Thompson won, she would have become just the third woman to simultaneously hold the world and Olympic titles. Thompson said she stumbled shortly after getting out of her drive phase.
Remember to share this article on Facebook and other Social Media Platforms. To submit your own articles or to advertise with us please send us an EMAIL at: [email protected]
- 2018 FIFA World Cup Dream Still Alive For Jamaica’s Young Reggae Girlz - October 21, 2017
- Prolific Jamaican Striker Dane Kelly Earns Golden Boot Award In USL - October 20, 2017
- 91-Yr-Old Jamaican Man Killed, Wife Injured During Robbery In The US - October 19, 2017
- PM Gives Mount Salem ZOSO ‘B Plus’ Grade - October 19, 2017
- Several High Powered Weapons Seized at Newport West – JCF - October 18, 2017
- Reggae Boy Andre Blake Nominated For MLS Goalkeeper of the Year - October 18, 2017
- PM Declares Denham Town Second Zone of Special Operations - October 17, 2017
- Gunmen Kill Goat Farmer in St Elizabeth - October 17, 2017
- Sangster International Named Caribbean’s Leading Airport – World Travel Awards - October 15, 2017
- Jamaican Dollar Revalues Against US Greenback - October 14, 2017