Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shericka Jackson in Tokyo 2020 and Prefontaine Classic - Oregon22
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shericka Jackson

tokyo 2020 alertsThe stage is set for the highly anticipated Tokyo 2020 women’s 100 metres finals, with three Jamaican women qualified to face the starter.

Elaine Thompson-Herah was in cruise control in the semi-final one, winning in a time of 10.76 seconds. TyNia Gaither of Bahamas was sixth and did not advance. 

Shericka Jackson was second in semi-final two after stopping the clock at 10.79 seconds, the same time as Marie Josee Ta Luo, who was awarded first place. Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye was third in 11 seconds flat, which wasn’t fast enough to secure a lane in the final as a fastest loser. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gave a commanding performance in the third and final semi-final, clocking an impressive 10.73 seconds. 

Elaine Thompson-Herah is expected to line up in lane four, Fraser Pryce in lane five and Jackson in lane seven in the final.  

All three semifinals of the women’s 100m were won in 10.7s.

The fastest qualifiers for the final are:

10.73 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

10.76 Elaine Thompson-Herah

10.79 Marie-Josee Ta Lou

10.79 Shericka Jackson


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Delano Rochester is a former middle-distance athlete who represented Jamaica at the 2014 Carifta Games in Martinique. He is the 2012 Champs 1500m champion, 2013 and 2015 1500m Champs silver medalist. Member of 2015 Kingston College record-breaking 4x800m team at Gibson McCook Relays. He was the 2015 4x800m runner up. He represented UWI Mona at the 2016 Penn Relays, 2016 UWI Spec Half Marathon. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Psychology (2020) at UWI Mona.