Thompson-Herah completes dash double




Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Elaine Thompson-Herah confirmed her place among the many pantheon of dash greats as she secured an unprecedented girls’s 100m-200m double-double with a sensational victory over the longer distance in Tokyo.

The 29-year-old Jamaican surged house in 21.53 seconds, simply 0.19 seconds off Florence Griffith-Joyner’s long-standing world file, to again up her particular person golds from Rio 2016.

It’s the second-fastest time in historical past.

Trailing in her draught, Namibian teenager Christine Mboma, who was barred from her favoured 400m two weeks earlier than the Video games on account of her naturally excessive testosterone ranges, took silver in 21.81.

Gabrielle Thomas, the American champion, took bronze in 21.87.

Griffith-Joyner’s 21.34-second mark, set within the remaining of the 1988 Video games in Seoul, has lengthy appeared unassailable. However Thomas’ 21.61 run within the US trials in June and Thompson-Herah, who turned the second-fastest lady of all time over 100m on Saturday, have introduced it again into view with the assistance of a high-tech monitor and carbon-stiffened spikes.

It might but be Mboma who may lastly declare the file nonetheless. Having solely turned 18 in Might, the Namibian had run just one 200m earlier than this season, a pedestrian 25.05. However her superior ending velocity swallowed up Jamaican nice Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and a number of other others over the ultimate 50m.

Elaine Thompson-Herah
Thompson-Herah, who has suffered with an Achilles tendon harm for a number of seasons, celebrates backing up her Rio golds

Work on her begin and the brand new expertise of operating the bend may shortly carry her time decrease shortly.

Thompson-Herah, Fraser-Pryce and 100m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson will try to verify Jamaica go one higher than their 4x100m silver from Rio in Friday’s relay remaining.

Earlier than Thompson-Herah’s victory, British teenager Keely Hodgkinson took 800m silver, shattering Kelly Holmes’ 26-year-old British file with a tactically impeccable 1:55.88 run.

Fellow 19-year-old Athing Mu of america took gold, though Jemma Reekie was edged out for bronze by fast-finishing American Raevyn Rogers.

Armand Duplantis received the primary of what is going to certainly be a clutch of world titles as he left the sphere behind within the pole vault.

The 21-year-old Swede needed to swap to chasing himself and historical past by the tip of the competitors. After turning into the one man to clear 6.02m, he raised the bar to six.19m, narrowly failing in an try to enhance on the world file he set in Glasgow final yr.

Britain’s Harry Coppell completed seventh with a better of 5.80m.

Pozzi and King undergo as Lyles depends on others

Earlier within the night in Tokyo, Britons Andrew Pozzi and David King progressed to the 110m hurdles semi-finals in instances of 13.50 and 13.55 seconds respectively. Jamaica’s defending champion Omar McLeod didn’t make the Jamaica group for Tokyo, and world silver medallist Sergey Shubenkov and Rio silver medallist Orlando Ortega are actually additionally out of competition after pulling out of the heats.

Andrew Butchart completed seventh in his 5,000m warmth however superior to Friday’s remaining by way of his 13:31.23 time. Marc Scott ending two tenths of a second off fourth and an computerized spot within the remaining, however was eradicated along with his 13:39.61 not matching the tempo set within the different warmth.

Scott Lincoln fell wanting the shot put remaining with a better of 20.42m failing to make the grade.

Seventeen-year-old American Erriyon Knighton, who broke Jamaican nice Usain Bolt’s under-18 world file in June, put in a vastly spectacular efficiency within the first 200m semi-final with an assured 20.02-second victory.

World champion Noah Lyles nearly paid for his complacency, having to depend on a quickest loser spot after clocking 19.99 and third place as he slowed earlier than the road. Canada’s Andre de Grasse, who received 100m bronze on Sunday, was quickest into Wednesday’s remaining with a private better of 19.73.

Britons Adam Gemili and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake didn’t advance from the heats earlier within the day.

Noah Lyles
World champion Lyles completed third in his 200m semi-final after slowing earlier than the road

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