• Elaine Thompson destroys the 60m field with a new world lead time in Birmingham
Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson set a new world 60m indoor world lead at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.
The Rio Olympics 100m and 200m champion, Thompson, took the women´s 60m final in a new personal best and world leading time of 6.98 seconds as the Jamaican women claimed top 3 places.
Gayon Evans took secind place in 7.17 as Christania Williams took third in 7.18 seconds.
Thompson’s time equalled the second fastest by a Jamaican along with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. The Jamaican record belongs to legendary Merlene Ottey who ran 6.96 seconds on February 14, 1992.