Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah took a convincing 100m victory at the Puerto Rico International Classic, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver Level meeting, in Ponce on Thursday (12).
Five-time Olympic champion Thompson-Herah won the women's 100 meters in 10.93 seconds (-0.8 m/s), finishing 0.13 seconds ahead of Michelle-Lee Ahye (TTO). USA's Shania Collins and Tamari Davis crossed the line in 11.08 seconds to take third and fourth place, respectively.
A big upset produced American Alaysha Johnson, who defeated home crowd favorite, the reigning Olympic champion, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, in the 100m hurdles. Johnson, who had a quick start from the blocks, took the win with a new personal best time of 12.50 seconds, equalling the meeting record. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, however, was very slow from starting blocks but managed to run fast the last 40m to finish second in 12.52 seconds. Jamaica's 2015 world champion Danielle Williams took third place at 12.67.
The men's 100m was won by USA's Trayvon Bromell, who posted solid 9.92 seconds, equaling the meeting record. Last year's 100m World leader defeated his compatriots Brandon Cranes, who clocked a personal best of 10.02 seconds to take 2nd place, and Kyree King, who was third at 10.11 secs.
Tokyo Olympic games 800m gold medalist Athing Mu of the United won the women's 400m flat, clocking 50.42 seconds.
The 2012 Olympic champion Kirani James of Grenada took the men's 400m with 44.70 secs, a new season's best time. James finished ahead of Jamaica's Sean Bailey (45.42).
Reigning Olympic champion Hansle Parchment of Jamaica outran USA's Devon Allen to win the men's 110m hurdles with 13.14 seconds to 13.20.
Bahama's 400m champion Steven Gardiner was a clear winner in the men's 300m with a new personal best time outdoors of 31.52.
Olympic champion and World record holder, Ryan Crouser of the USA, produced a new meeting record and new World lead with a massive 22.75m effort. He also threw 22.28m and 22.03m during his series.
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