Fraser-Pryce and Jackson Led By Thompson-Herah Heads into 100m Semis in Tokyo

After Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica won heat two in a very impressive manner in the women’s 100m run hours ago in Tokyo at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Jamaicans across the world are already celebrating a Gold for the event.

Thompson-Herah is the defending Olympic 100m and 200m champion. She got off to a great start and was victorious, winning heat 2 in 10.82, she managed to beat Mujinga Kambundji who did 10.95 and Tatjana Pinto from Germany.

Thompson Herah is back to good form after she placed third at the island’s Olympic trials, just 0.01 less than her PB of 10.70 from 2016. She is the second fastest female in the world this year, her colleague Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is first.

Sherika Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also easily progressed to the semi- finals on the opening day of track and field.

The 34-year-old Shelly-Ann was the gold medalist in 2008 and 2012. However, with her 10.63 run in June, she is now at number 2 on the world’s all-time fastest list.

The Mommy Rocket will be looking to match Usain Bolt’s three times Olympic 100m titles and become the first woman who wins an individual Olympic athletic event for the third time. 

Sherika Jackson who is a world and Olympic medalist is doing shorter distances this year, she finished second in her heat with a time of 11.07, behind the Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye who finished in 11.06.

All three Jamaicans are set to run in the 4×100 relay, 100m, and the 200m in Tokyo.


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