Kishane Thompson amazes with 9.77 to win 100m at Jamaican championships

Posted by: Watch Athletics

Kishane Thompson and Shericka Jackson emerged victorious in the 100m events at the Jamaican championships on Friday night. However, it was Kishane Thompson who stole the spotlight with a remarkable performance in the men's final, setting a new World Lead and the ninth fastest time in history.

The 22-year-old Thompson set the tone early with a personal best of 9.82 in the heats. He followed it up with a comfortable 9.84 in the semifinals, setting the stage for a thrilling final against the favorite, Oblique Seville, who ran 9.83 in his semifinal.

In the final, coached by Stephen Francis, Thompson dominated from the midway point, even slowing down to check the clock, which displayed a lifetime best and world-leading time of 9.77 (0.9m/s). This performance marks the fastest time globally since 2022 and ties Thompson for ninth place on the all-time world list.

Men's 100m Final Results:

1Kishane Thompson 9.77 
2Oblique Seville 9.82
3Ackeem Blake 9.92
5Jelani Walker 10.04
6Jehlani Gordon 10.07
7Sandrey Davison 10.11
8Kadrian Goldson 10.21

In the women's 100m final, defending champion Shericka Jackson, amid fitness concerns, demonstrated her championship pedigree. Starting slower than her training partner Tia Clayton, who led for 60m, Jackson accelerated late to claim victory in 10.84. Clayton secured second place in 10.90, with veteran Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finishing third in 10.84.

Women's 100m Final Results:

1Shericka Jackson 10.84
2Tia Clayton 10.90
3Shelly ANN FRASER-Pryce 10.94
4Shashalee Forbes 11.04
5Kemba Nelson 11.14
6Alana Reid 11.14
7Briana Williams 11.15
8Natasha Morrison 11.21


Latest News
©2024 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.