Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah is into the final of the women’s 100m at the Birmingham22 Commonwealth Games at the Alexander Stadium.
Thomspon-Herah, third behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson in Oregon22 World Championships, topped her semi-final in 11.05. She won ahead of New Zealand’s Zoe Hobbs with a time of 11.15.
Michelle-Lee Ahye crossed the line third in 11.29.
Jasmine Abrams’ 11.60 was not enough to take her to the final.
Julien Alfred of St. Lucia also booked her place in the final from semi-final one. She won her semi-final heat in 11.04 seconds ahead of Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha of Nigeria, 11.06.
Remona Burchell, who ran in the same semi-finals, finished fourth in 11.48 and Joella Lloyd of Antigua and Barbuda, fifth in 11.49.
Daryll Neita of England won the third semi-final in 10.90 from Nigerian Rosemary Chukwuma, 11.05 and Bahamian Tynia Gaither, 11.17. They are all into the final.
The final is set for today at 3:45 pm Jamaica time.
Jamaican for Commonwealth Games 100m final?
In the men’s 100m semi-finals, both Jamaicans, Conroy Jones, 10.33 and Kemar Bailey-Cole, 10.25, didn’t advance to the final.
Emanuel Archibald of Guyana, 10.43, Eric Harrison of Trinidad and Tobago, 10.44, and Cejhae Greene of Antigua and Barbuda, 10.45, also failed to advance.
Jerod Elcock, 10.38 and Kion Benjamin, 10.43, both from Trinidad and Tobago, didn’t make it. So was Nadale Buntin of St. Kitts and Nevis, too 10.51.