Olympic Sprint double champion Elaine Thompson won the women’s 100m at today’s (9 Sept) Brussels Diamond League meeting.

Thompson sped to victory in 10.72 to tie the meet record held by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce since 2013.

She said “I wanted run faster, but it’s OK, I won.”
“Now I can go finally back home. This season was really great. If I have to summarize it in one word: Wonderful!,” said Thompson.

However, most importantly, the 24-year-old sprinter beat Netherland’s Dafne Schippers for the second time over 100m. Schippers was second in 10.97.

In 10 clashes, 60m, 100m and 200m, to date, Thompson trails Schippers 4 to 6.

Christania Williams, a finalist in the Rio 100m, was third in 11.09.

Jamaicans Simone Facey, 11.14 and Natasha Morrison, 11.64, were sixth and eighth respectively.


By Natalee Ruddock

A former track & field athlete, Natalee has being working with Trackalerts.com from 2010 as an associate editor. She has covered track & field events in Jamaica and United States. She is also an expert on social media.

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