Jamaica’s three women’s 100m Tokyo 2020 medallists were once again the protagonists at the Athletissima Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, but with roles reversed.
Silver medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led from the start on a windy night in the Olympic Capital, breezing home in a personal best 10.60 seconds the third-fastest time ever – to edge her compatriot and Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah at the line.
Aided by a healthy but legal – 1.7 m/s tailwind, the Jamaicans were both solid out of the blocks. It looked like Thompson-Herah might catch her teammate, but she ran out of room, finishing second in 10.64.
Shericka Jackson completed the top three some way behind.
Meanwhile, in the women’s triple jump, Olympic champion and new world record holder Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela jumped the second-furthest legal mark in history on her fourth attempt.
Rojas, who was leading the competition with a wind-aided 15.56m (+3.5) on her opening attempt, added a 15.52m (+0.6) further than Inessa Kravets’ old world record 15.50 – to set a new Diamond League record.
She would go on to win the competition with a 15.11m “Final 3” jump.
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