Olympic champion runs second fastest women's 100m of all time

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(CNN)Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah posted the second-fastest women's 100-meter clip successful past astatine the Eugene Diamond League contention Saturday.

The Jamaican, who defended her 100-meter and 200-meter Olympic titles astatine Tokyo 2020, ran a satellite pb clip of 10.54 seconds arsenic she continued to flirt with breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner's satellite grounds of 10.49 seconds, acceptable successful 1988.

Speaking aft the race, Thompson-Herah said she was amazed to person clocked specified a accelerated clip truthful rapidly aft the Olympic Games.

    "To travel backmost with a (personal best) aft the championships, that is amazing," Thompson-Herah told reporters. "I haven't tally that accelerated successful 5 years."

      "I person truthful overmuch much successful me, truthful yes, it's possible," she added, erstwhile asked whether she could acceptable caller 100-meter and 200-meter satellite records.

      Elaine Thompson-Herah of celebrates winning the women's 100m connected  Saturday.

      The Diamond League lawsuit was precise overmuch a repetition of Tokyo 2020, with Thompson-Herah's compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson finishing 2nd and third, respectively.

        Thompson-Herah acceptable a caller Olympic grounds successful that contention contempt coming into the games disconnected the backmost of a niggling wounded that had threatened her inclusion.

        Another Jamaican, Usain Bolt, famously won 3 consecutive Olympic 100-meter golden medals betwixt 2008 and 2016, and Thompson-Herah present has a accidental to bash the aforesaid astatine the Paris Games successful 2024.

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