Elaine Thompson-Herah sets sights on Florence Griffith Joyner record after posting second-fastest 100m time ever
“I have so much more in me, so yes, it’s possible,” she said. “To come back with a (personal best) after the championships, that is amazing." The Jamaican stopped the clock in a time of 10.54 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene. Only Griffith Joyner has run a faster time, 10.49 back in 1988.
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Only Griffith Joyner has clocked a faster time, when she posted 10.49 in 1988, and Thompson-Herah feels that number is within her reach.
“I have so much more in me, so yes, it’s possible,” she said. “To come back with a (personal best) after the championships, that is amazing."
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson took second and third place to mirror the result in Tokyo, but there were plenty of eyes on Sha’Carri Richardson.
The American missed Tokyo due to a positive test for cannabis, and returned to the track with an underwhelming last-placed finish.
Still, the American was in defiant mood in a post-race interview.
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“This is one race,” Richardson said. “I’m not done. You know what I’m capable of. Count me out if you want to. Talk all the s**t you want. Because I’m here to stay. I’m not done. I’m the sixth fastest woman in this game ever and nobody can ever take that from me.”
Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith returned to action following the hamstring injury that derailed her Olympic chances, and she finished third behind Mujinga Kambundji in the 200m.
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Andre de Grasse won the men's 100m in 9.74, while Noah Lyles set a new season-leading time of 19.52.