Elaine Thompson-Herah beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the women’s 100m at Tuesday’s (6 July) 11th Istvan Gyulai Memorial, known as the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix.

Thompson-Herah took control of the race from midway and pulled away to a comfortable 10.71 victory. The winning time is just one hundredth and a second outside Thompson-Herah’s lifetime best of 10.70.

Thompson-Herah, who was third at the Jamaica Olympic Trials, said, “I did not (expected to run this fast). It’s a surprise.”

“I feel please, it’s close to my PB, I didn’t expect to run that fast, but I am really grateful,” added Thompson-Herah.

Fraser-Pryce, the Jamaica Olympic Trials winner, finished second in 10.82, just edging Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast, 10.86.

Fraser-Pryce is the world leader with 10.63.

In seven 100m clashes between Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah, the latter has won 5-2. Fraser-Pryce’s victories came at the Doha 2019 World Championships and this year’s Jamaica Olympic Games Trials.

Stephenie-Ann McPherson ran an excellent race to win the women’s 49.99 seconds. American Wadeline Jonathas finished second in 50.70s.

American Grant Holloway ran 13.08 to win the men’s 110m hurdles ahead of Orlando Ortega of Spain, 13.15. Jamaican Ronald Levy finished fourth in 13.25.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

87 thoughts on “Elaine Thompson-Herah 10.71 beats Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in Hungry”
  1. Congratulations Elaine. Fantastic. Now we want a 1-2-3 from the Caribbean in Tokyo. Elaine and Shelly-Ann, 1st or 2nd. Who’s filling the 3rd spot from the Caribbean ?

  2. Congratulations Elaine..respect ….
    But if you study the games over the years..with shelly…she always shine when it matters….
    For the final results it will be 1..2…3…Jamaica…if they are no health issues..
    Bless up

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