EUGENE: Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah scored an emphatic 100 metres victory over the returning Sha’Carri Richardson on the Eugene Diamond League on Saturday.
Jamaican star Thompson-Herah powered over the road at Hayward Area in 10.54 seconds — the second quickest time in historical past — as Richardson completed a distant final in 11.14 seconds.
The conflict in Eugene had been billed as an opportunity for Richardson to point out the world what may need been after she was banned from the Olympics for testing optimistic for marijuana following her win on the US trials in June.
However in her first race since getting back from suspension, the 21-year-old Texan was by no means in competition as Thompson-Herah — who accomplished back-to-back Olympic 100m and 200m wins in Tokyo — surged away to complete a number of metres away from the sector.
Thompson-Herah’s compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce completed second in 10.73 seconds whereas Shericka Jackson took third in 10.76 — a carbon copy of the Tokyo Olympic 100m podium.
Thompson-Herah’s profitable time noticed her slice 0.07sec off her Olympic report of 10.61 seconds set on July 31.
Solely the late Florence Griffith Joyner has ever run sooner, with Thompson-Herah now tantalisingly near the American’s 33-year-old world report of 10.49 seconds.
Richardson later withdrew from a ladies’s 200 metres received by Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji.
The star-studded discipline for the occasion included 47 medallists from the Tokyo Video games with American dash star Noah Lyles bouncing again from his disappointing Olympic marketing campaign with a blistering victory within the 200 metres.
Lyles, the reigning 200m world champion, had been one of many greatest US medal hopes in Tokyo however ultimately was pressured to accept a bronze after an uneven marketing campaign with Canada’s Andre de Grasse taking gold.
However Lyles supplied a reminder of his pedigree on Saturday with victory in 19.52 seconds, the quickest time on the earth this 12 months and almost a full tenth of a second sooner than de Grasse’s profitable time within the Olympic last.
Olympic silver medallist Kenny Bednarek was second in 19.80 seconds with Lyles’ brother Josephus third in 20.03.
De Grasse in the meantime confirmed his class within the 100 metres, overpowering a excessive class discipline to win in a wind-assisted 9.74 seconds. Olympic 100m silver medallist Fred Kerley was second in 9.78 seconds with Ronnie Baker third in 9.82.
Olympic champion Athing Mu received the ladies’s 800 metres in 1:55.04, her final race of the season during which she additionally received gold within the 4×400 relay.
Canadian Marco Arop received the boys’s 800 metres in 1:44.51, besting Olympic gold medallist Emmanuel Korir of Kenya, who completed third, and silver medallist Ferguson Rotich, who was runner-up.
There was one other dominant efficiency within the ladies’s 1,500m, the place Kenya’s Olympic champion Religion Kipyegon crushed the sector to win in three minutes 53.23 seconds.
Kipyegon, who efficiently defended her Olympic title in Tokyo, completed greater than six seconds away from the sector with Australia’s Linden Corridor in second.
Within the males’s mile, Normanner’s newly topped Olympic 1,500-metre champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen cruised to victory in a world main three minutes 47.24 seconds.
Together with her key rival and world report holder Sydney McLaughlin absent, Tokyo silver medallist Dalilah Muhammad made mild work of the 400-metre hurdles, profitable by a couple of second in 52.77.
Within the ladies’s 3,000-metre steeplechase, Kenya’s Norah Jeruto put up a world-leading 8:53.65 to win, as American Courtney Frerichs took second in 8:57.77 after profitable silver in Tokyo.
Ryan Crouser the gold medallist within the shot put who set a world report within the occasion on the trials, received the occasion on the Pre with a meet-record mark of 23.15 metres. Pedro Pechardo of Portugal received the triple bounce. Within the ladies’s discipline occasions, American Katie Nageotte received the pole vault and Iryna Gerashchenko of the Ukraine took the excessive bounce.
Revealed in Daybreak, August 23rd, 2021