The stage is set for the highly anticipated Tokyo 2020 women’s 100 metres finals, with three Jamaican women qualified to face the starter.
Elaine Thompson-Herah was in cruise control in the semi-final one, winning in a time of 10.76 seconds. TyNia Gaither of Bahamas was sixth and did not advance.
Shericka Jackson was second in semi-final two after stopping the clock at 10.79 seconds, the same time as Marie Josee Ta Luo, who was awarded first place. Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye was third in 11 seconds flat, which wasn’t fast enough to secure a lane in the final as a fastest loser.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gave a commanding performance in the third and final semi-final, clocking an impressive 10.73 seconds.
Elaine Thompson-Herah is expected to line up in lane four, Fraser Pryce in lane five and Jackson in lane seven in the final.
All three semifinals of the women’s 100m were won in 10.7s.
The fastest qualifiers for the final are:
10.73 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
10.76 Elaine Thompson-Herah
10.79 Marie-Josee Ta Lou
10.79 Shericka Jackson