The second fastest 100 meters of all time was recorded by Jamaican runner Elaine Thompson-Herah at a new record of 10.54 seconds. Incredibly, she retains her second-place roll only to non-other than Florence Griffith Joyner. Joyner holds the record since 1988 at 10.49 seconds. And Elaine Thompson-Herah is making Jamaica proud.
Coming in third was Britain's Dina Asher-Smith, finishing third in the 200m despite her hamstring injury. And although the American Sha'Carri Richardson came in last, she informed the public not to count her out.
Winning that race, Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji came in first, with American Gabrielle Thomas finishing 0.08 secs ahead of Asher-Smith.
Ms. Hera is a Jamaican sprinter whose forte is in running the 100m and 200m. As a five-time Olympic champion, Elaine is definitely a bragging right to the folks of Jamaica. Not only was the race in Eugene a world record, but it was a record personally as her personal best. And she is getting closer and closer to the toe record set by Joyner.
Jamaica had three runners in the race, and they came in just as they did in the Tokyo Olympics, 1,2,3. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price and Sherika Jackson followed Thompson-Hera in Olympic fashion proving their prowess on the track to the world once again.
Of the race, Thompson-Hera was quoted as having said, "I'm a little bit surprised because I've not run that fast in five years and I actually ran fast at the championships. But to come back here after two weeks to run another personal best is a really amazing."
With all the humility and pride she could muster, Elaine considers the success to be a blessing. And, she vows to continue with more stunning finishes as she follows through with her passion and devotion to the sport.
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