Shericka Jackson and Marie-Josée Ta Lou qualified with the joint-fastest times for the women’s 100m final, clocking 10.79 seconds on Day Three at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Monday (21).
Jackson and Ta Lou each crossed the line confidently and will look to replicate that form in the final later this evening. – Read more: Day 3: World Athletics Championships Schedule, start lists, live results
USA’s Sha’Carri Richardson, followed the Jamaica and Ivory Coast sprinters across the finish line in a time of 10.84.
Jamaica’s defending champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, meanwhile, posted 10.89 seconds to win the first semifinal, staying on course to win a six world title as she clocked the second-fastest time entering the final.
Tamari Davis followed Fraser-Pryce in second place in 10.98, while Poland’s Ewa Swoboda was third in 11.01, aslo advanced to the final. Great Britain’s Daryll Neita was fourth in the heat in 11.03 and did not qualify.
NCAA champion Julien Alfred won the third of the three semifinals, posting 10.92 secs to defeat Brittany Brown, who clocked in at 10.97 and Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, who posted 11.01 to secure the final qualifying spot from that heat.
The final of the women’s 100m will take place Monday later today at 3:50 p.m. ET.