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• Thompson blazes 10.71 in 100m in Kingston

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Jamaica's Elaine Thompson posted  wind-aided (+2.4) 10.71 seconds to win the women's 100 metres at the Jamaica International on Saturday night in Kingston.

The 200m World Championships silver medalist, Thompson, with an impressive performance over the second part of the race beat American English Gardner by 0.14 seconds in the women's 100m. Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye clocked 10.98 to take third place.  Watch Video Here>>

"It's a stepping stone, so I'm taking it one step at a time. Each race that I run I'll see what I can correct with my coach and see what I have to do next," Thompson said.

"I've been training really hard this year so I just went out there to execute and that's what I did and I came out victorious."

In the men's 100m dash Kemar Bailey-Cole clocked 10.01 to beat Mike Rodgers 10.03 and Julian Forte 10.03.

Former 100m record holder Asafa Powell held off BeeJay Lee and Rasheed Dwyer to win the 200m in 20.45 seconds. 

In the Women's 400m hurdles Janieve Russel produced world #2 of 54.61 for the win.

In the women's 100m hurdles Brianna Rollins crossed the line in 12.52 edging Queen Harrison 12.54 and Danielle Williams 12.55. 

Shawnee Miller stormed to a victory in the women's 200m in 22.14. 

Javon Francis took the men's 400m with blistering time of 44.85. 

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