Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson qualified for the final of the women’s 100 metres on Sunday, as she finished second to Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast in Heat One of the semi-finals.
Thompson cruised for most of the race as she started the drive phase hard and then eased up to ensure that she qualified as one of the two automatic qualifiers from heat. Ta Lou, on the other hand, ran the entire race hard.
Ta Lou ran 10.87 seconds with Thompson finishing in 11:00 seconds as Teahna Daniels of the United States of America ended third in 11.10.
Jonielle Smith of Jamaica advanced to the final of the women’s 100 metres at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday after finishing second in the semi-finals Heat Two.
Smith who took the place of Briana Williams on the Jamaican team started slowly but ran the entire race hard to pass her rivals and grab one of the two automatic spots that qualify from the heat from the final.
The race was on by Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, who did 10.87 seconds with Smith doing 11.06 as Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland finished third in 11.10.
Williams withdrew from the Jamaica team, after being dragged through a drug-failure hearing earlier in the week. She was reprimanded and could have run at the championships.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamacia was an impressive winner in the third and final semi-finals of the women’s 100 metres at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.
Fraser-Pryce got her usual rocket-like start and separated herself from the rest of the field from early and then cruised to an easy victory, but still managed to run the best time of the three semi-finals.
Fraser-Pryce ended the race in 10.81 seconds to finish ahead of Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast who did 11.05.
Jamaica will be represented by three women in the final later on Sunday, as Fraser-Pryce will be joined by Elaine Thompson and Jonielle Smith, who both ended their semi-finals second.