• Thompson Surprises With 10.92 in 100m
Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were top stars, however Elaine Thompson produced top performance at Saturday's Utech Classic in Jamaica's capital.
The University of Tech student Elaine Thompson surprised the world as she posted a new world leading mark and new personal best of 10.92 seconds in the women's 100m. The 23-year old rising sprint star, Thompson, bettered her previous PB mark of 11.09 seconds she set on March 31. Thompson defeated Natasha Morrison (MVP) 11.17 and teammate Christania Williams 11.18, who finished in second and third respectively.
"Words can't explain but I am really happy. Honestly, last week I didn't expect to go that fast, but tonight I am excited." Thompson told Jamiaca Observer.
Usain Bolt, who ran his first 200m since Moscow world championships final, managed to win the race in 20.20 seconds. Bolt defeated world Championships100m bronze medallist Nesta Carter, who crossed the line after 20.60 seconds.
“It wasn’t the perfect race so I will have to go back and look to see what to improve on,” said Bolt of his first 200m since winning the final at the 2013 Moscow World Championships. Bolt said.
“It didn’t feel as smooth as I am used to, but I just need to run more races to get race sharp.”he added.
Defending world 100m and 200m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce faced a stiff competition from Sherone Simpson. Fraser-Pryce clocked 22.96 to defeated Simpson by only 0.01 seconds.
Shericka Jackson produced a massive performance in the women's 400m as she set a new world leading mark of 51.39. Janieve Russell took second with a sub 52 performance of 51.93, while Anastasia Le-Roy was third in 52.00.
A big throw of 21.00m produced O'Dayne Richards in the men's shot put.
In the men's 400m Javon Francis clocked 45.50 while Javere Bell, who won competed in other heat posted in 45.68 to take second overall.