Thompson, Blake win in Jamaica

- AFP, KINGSTON

Jun 25, 2017-

Elaine Thompson lowered her world-leading time in the 100 meters at the Jamaican Track and Field Championships Friday, while former world champ Yohan Blake roared to his fastest time in five years. Thompson clocked a 10.71 seconds to win the women’s 100m and Blake did likewise in the men’s 100m with a blazing time of 9.90 seconds. On a cool evening at Kingston’s iconic National Stadium, the two provided the star power with the absence of Jamaican Olympic heroes Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. 

Blake is making a comeback after several years on the sidelines with injuries. His time was his fastest since 2012 when he ran 9.69 seconds in Lausanne. Julian Forte was second in 10.04 seconds after running a career best 9.99 seconds in the semis, while Senoj-Jay Givans booked his first spot on a senior national team by placing third in 10.05 seconds. 

Published: 25-06-2017 10:01

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