Friday, 09 September 2016 23:43

Elaine Thompson finish sprint at Brussels Diamond League

A double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Runner proven her sprint Elaine status with an assured 100 meters victory at Brussels Diamond League meeting packed with gold medal winners.

queen helm from the blocks as she set a Brussels meeting record of 10.72 seconds, just one-hundredth of a second outside her winning time in Rio games.

That's gave her the Diamond Race title in the 100m and with it a $40,000 prize. Diamond Race winners are determined by a points system from a series of 14 meetings held over the year.

Dutch Runner Dafne Schippers, Elaine's rival for most of the year, was second in 10.97, concluding a disappointing season after she came away from Rio games with just a silver medal in the 200 meters.

Olympic champion Caster Semenya 800 meters set a personal best in winning with 50.40 seconds.

Ethiopian Olympic champion Almaz Ayana Runner, who Break the world record to win gold in the 10,000 meters in Rio games, had her sights set on the eight-year-old mark in the shorter 5,000m in Brussels diamond league meeting.

till now she need to make for victory in other meeting record of 14 minutes 18.89 seconds, more than seven seconds outside the world record.

it can be said the best performance of the evening was in the 3,000 meters steeplechase, where another record was attempted without success, but Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto held off American Evan Jager, just as he did in Rio games.

Reuters -- OmRiyadat