The Jamaican, who defended her 100-meter and 200-meter Olympic titles at Tokyo 2020, ran a world lead time of 10.54 seconds as she continued to flirt with breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner’s world file of 10.49 seconds, set in 1988.
Talking after the race, Thompson-Herah stated she was shocked to have clocked such a quick time so rapidly after the Olympic Video games.
“To come back again with a (private finest) after the championships, that’s superb,” Thompson-Herah informed reporters. “I have not run that quick in 5 years.”
“I’ve a lot extra in me, so sure, it is doable,” she added, when requested whether or not she might set new 100-meter and 200-meter world data.
The Diamond League occasion was very a lot a repeat of Tokyo 2020, with Thompson-Herah’s compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson ending second and third, respectively.
Thompson-Herah set a brand new Olympic file in that race regardless of coming into the video games off the again of a niggling harm that had threatened her inclusion.
One other Jamaican, Usain Bolt, famously received three consecutive Olympic 100-meter gold medals between 2008 and 2016, and Thompson-Herah now has an opportunity to do the identical on the Paris Video games in 2024.