DOHA – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Dina Asher-Smith all broke 11-seconds in the heats of the women’s 100m on Day 2 at the IAAF World Championships in Doha on Saturday.
Fraser-Pryce and Ta Lou At A Canter
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce flashed to an impressive time of 10.80 seconds to win heat one of the event and looked super relaxed as well.
Murielle Ahoure, the 2018 world indoor champion, posted a season’s best 11.05 for second place.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast blasted to new personal best of 10.86 secs to win the second heat. Ta Lou beat Daryll Neita of Great Britain who came in at 11.12 for a personal best.
Third place went to Germany’s Tatjana Pinto who recorded 11.19.
Elaine Thompson, the double Olympic champion, ran 11.14 seconds to win her heat, and although she wasn’t as fast as Fraser-Pryce and Ta Lou, the joint world-leader was equally as comfortable.
Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago was second in 11.21 and USA’s Morolake Akinosun recorded a time of 11.23 for third.
Sub-11 For Asher-Smith Too
Briton’s Dina Asher-Smith won her heat in 10.96, beating American English Gardner, who posted 11.20, the same time as Jamaican Jonielle Smith, who was the replacement Briana Williams.
Elsewhere, Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland won heat five in 11.17, while the 2017 champion Tori Bowie of USA was third in that heat.
The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers recovers from a lazy start to win the final 100m heat in 11.17 ahead of the more USA’s Teahna Daniels, who clocked 11.20.