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Thompson Herah wins in Doha

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 1:30 PM
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Herah moments after victory in the women's 100m sprint in the Wanda Diamond League at the Qatar Sports Club in Doha, Qatar on Friday.
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Herah moments after victory in the women's 100m sprint in the Wanda Diamond League at the Qatar Sports Club in Doha, Qatar on Friday.

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Herah put in another assured performance, winning the women's 100m sprint at the Doha leg of the Wanda Diamond League at the Qatar Sports Club today.

Although not a world leading time like she had aimed for, Thompson cruised to victory in 10.87 seconds, comfortably ahead of the rest of the field which saw Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou finish second in 11.21s. Kayla White, of the United States, finished third in 11.25s.

Julian Forte clocked a season's best 20.39s for second in the men's 200m. He was beaten by the Ivory Coast's Arthur Cissé, who clocked his country's national record of 20.23s. Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre was third in 20.68s.

Yanique Thompson, the other Jamaican in action, finished eighth in the women's 100m hurdles race in a time of 13.52s. That race was won by the USA's Payton Chadwick in a season's best 12.78s, with her compatriot Taliyah Brooks second in a personal best time of 12.86s. Great Britain's Cindy Ofili was third in 13.02s.