Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a world-leading 100m time at today’s (17 Sept) Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rome.
Thompson-Herah, the Rio 2016 Olympic sprint double champion, crossed the finish line in 10.85 seconds, beating her season-best of 10.88.
Doha 2019 World 100m champion and fellow Jamaican, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, had the previous world lead of 10.86.
Aleia Hobbs of United States ran 11.12 for second place and Marie-Josee Ta Lou, 11.14 were second and third respectively.
Bahamian Anthonique Strachan, more known for her 200m, finished ninth in 11.42.
South African Akani Simbine won the event in 9.96s.
In the men’s 100m, Jamaican Julian Forte, 10.15 and Barbadian Mario Burke, 10.34, were fifth sixth and ninth respectively.
Andrew Pozzi of Great Britain topped the men’s 110m hurdles in 13.15 ahead of Aaron Mallet of the United States, 13.23.
Nadine Visser of Netherland won the women’s 100m hurdles in 12.72 ahead of Luminosa Bogliolo, 12.83.