Down, but not out

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Elaine Thompson yesterday failed to medal in the finals of the women’s 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in London,

a result that gave Jamaicans another shock after Usain Bolt’s bronze medal finish in the men’s 100m on Saturday.

The race was won by American Tori Bowie, who made up for her silver in last year’s Olympic 100m final which was won by Thompson.

Yesterday, Thompson, the hot favourite, struggled home in fifth place.

Bowie made up metres on Marie-Josée Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to edge her with the final dip on the line.

Bowie fell to the ground after crossing the line and initially it was Ta Lou who celebrated only for the board to say otherwise.

Thompson, who will not race the 200m at The World Championships, was gracious in defeat.

“I have to give those three girls a lot of credit. So big congratulations to them,” she said. “I don’t know what happened. I just wanted to get a good start, but they raced well. I didn’t execute my race, which is a shame, but I am healthy at least.”

 

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