Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leaves behind Thompson-Herah at the Diamond League women’s 100m with 3rd fastest time

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Olympic Games silver medallist and World champion, ran a personal best 10.60 seconds (1.7m/s) in an amazing win over Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah in the women's 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday.

Jamaica: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Olympic Games silver medallist and World champion, ran a personal best 10.60 seconds (1.7m/s) in an amazing win over Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah in the women’s 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday.

It was the third victory for the Jamaican track and field sprinter over Thompson-Herah in the 100m race, doing so while setting a new record, beating the 10.72 seconds which was earlier made in 1998 by Belizean-American former world champion Marion Jones.

Both the women are agonisingly close to breaking the world record of 10.49 sec set by Florence Griffith-Joyner of the United States in the year 1988. Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah would get their next chance to break the 33-year-old record at the next Diamond League match in Paris on Saturday.

After her win, Fraser-Pryce stated, “I had a very good feeling, and I am happy to have been able to do that time.”

It was yet another 1-2-3 end by the Jamaicans. Thompson-Herah, whose eight-race winning streak beginning back to July 3 was snapped, finished second in 10.64 seconds, and Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson was third with a time of 10.92 seconds.

Thompson-Herah cited, “My body is tired after a long season and particularly after having broken my own record four times in a month. I was not thinking about making a world record. I just plan to work hard & finish the season strongly.”

About Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce –
The Jamaican track and field sprinter competes in the 60 metres, 100 metres & as well as in 200 metres. Pryce is universally regarded as one of the greatest sprinters of all time.

Fraser-Pryce is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and a four-time world champion. In the 200 m, she has won an Olympic silver medal and World Championship gold.