Sunday, 02 July 2017 10:21

Thompson wins, advantage Kendricks in pole vault

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson, the reigning double Olympic sprint champion, put on the afterburners in the final 20 metres to rack up a convincing victory at the Diamond League meet in Paris.

Thompson clocked 10.91 seconds to finish ahead of Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou (10.96sec), with Nigerian Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor claiming third (11.09).

The Jamaican's time was well short of the world's leading best of 10.71sec she set at last month's national championships in Kingston, but she looks in good, understated form going into the August 4-13 world championships in London, where she will focus on the blue riband event.

"The result is not bad, especially after two false starts," said Thompson. "This was great preparation for the world championships."

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