Elaine Thompson-Herah

Elaine Thompson-Herah beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the women’s 100m at Tuesday’s (6 July) 11th Istvan Gyulai Memorial, known as the Hungarian Athletics Grand Prix.

Thompson-Herah took control of the race from midway and pulled away to a comfortable 10.71 victory. The winning time is just one hundredth and a second outside Thompson-Herah’s lifetime best of 10.70.

Thompson-Herah, who was third at the Jamaica Olympic Trials, said, “I did not (expected to run this fast). It’s a surprise.”

“I feel please, it’s close to my PB, I didn’t expect to run that fast, but I am really grateful,” added Thompson-Herah.

Fraser-Pryce, the Jamaica Olympic Trials winner, finished second in 10.82, just edging Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast, 10.86.

Fraser-Pryce is the world leader with 10.63.

In seven 100m clashes between Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah, the latter has won 5-2. Fraser-Pryce’s victories came at the Doha 2019 World Championships and this year’s Jamaica Olympic Games Trials.

Stephenie-Ann McPherson ran an excellent race to win the women’s 49.99 seconds. American Wadeline Jonathas finished second in 50.70s.

American Grant Holloway ran 13.08 to win the men’s 110m hurdles ahead of Orlando Ortega of Spain, 13.15. Jamaican Ronald Levy finished fourth in 13.25.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.