Jamaican sprinter, Elaine Thompson-Herah, set the fastest women’s 100m sprint time at the Golden Games in Walnut, California on Saturday, 16 April 2022.
Thompson-Herah won her first semi-final in what was also her first outdoor 100m event for the season.
“Feels good to be back. Season opener 10.89s”. said Thompson on Twitter.
Feels good to be back ✌🏽. Season opener 10:89 💨💨.
— Elaine Thompson-Herah (@FastElaine) April 17, 2022
Despite her incredible result of 10.89seconds in the semi-final, Thompson-Herah decided not to compete in the final.
In 2021, she became the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles when she won gold in the 100m and 200m events at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In the final, American Twanisha Terry won with a wind-assisted time of 10.77, with fellow countrymates, Alexia Hobbs in second place and Gabby Thomas in third.
Thomas went on to win the 200m with a fastest season time of 22.02 seconds.
Photo 1 Caption: Five-time Olympic Champion Elaine Thompsom-Herah sets fastest time at Golden Games in Walnut, California. Photo: Elaine Thompson-Herah (Twitter)