Jamaica’s double cross Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah made the fastest 100m on the planet this year at 10.89sec at the Golden Games at Walnut, California.
Thompson-Herah, running her first outside 100m of the season, won her elimination round heat in east of Los Angeles with a positive breeze of 1.6 meters each second.
Thompson-Herah wilfully did not participate in the final, which was won by American Twanisha Terry in a wind-supported 10.77sec. Americans Aleia Hobbs and Gabby Thomas were second and third in the final, run in a great wind of 3.3 m/sec.
Thomas-Herah, who is the Olympic 200m bronze medallist, scored the quickest season of the time in her favored distance, winning in 22.02sec ahead of 2019 World silver medallist Brittany Brown.
Fred Kerley, silver medallist in the 100m at the Tokyo Games, won the men’s 200m in 19.80sec ahead of colleague American Michael Norman (19.83).
World 100m hero Christian Coleman, who is making his re-visitation to the competition this season following a 18-month suspension for failing to conform to his anti-doping commitments, was announced toward the beginning of the 200m, but didn’t run it.
American Micah Williams also won the men’s 100m in a wind-supported 9.83sec.
Tonea Marshall (12.46) beat Olympic silver medallist Keni Harrison (12.56) in the 100m hurdles. Only Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, the shielding Olympic boss, has run faster this year.
Michael Cherry, who won Olympic 4x400m transfer gold in Tokyo, ran the fastest 400m of the year in 44.28sec.