Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked a season-best time of 10.92 seconds (+0.0 m/s) to win the women’s 100m dash at the Gala dei Castelli 2023 in Bellinzona on Monday, September 4.
Thompson-Herah, who has been hampered by injuries this season, is certainly finding her way back to her best form after dipping under the 11-second barrier for the first time this season and matching the world’s 11th-fastest time in 2023.
The Jamaican Olympic sprint double-double champion in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021 entered the meeting today with a season-best of 11.00 seconds but looked promising when clocking that time for third place behind world champion Sha’Carri Richardson at the Zurich Diamond League meeting last week.
“I am happy with my win as I set my season’s best in Zurich last week, and I improved it again,” Thompson-Herah said after her victory today. “I want to continue this season and run more races.”
At the Gala dei Castelli 2023 today, Thompson-Herah got away to a strong start before maintaining her form for the rest of the contest to defeat Great Britain’s Imani Lansiquot, who clocked a personal best of 10.99 secs.
Lansiquot was dipping under 11 seconds for the first time in her career, improving on her previous PB of 11.01 secs.
Gina Bass from The Gambia was third with 11.12 secs.
Jamaican sprinters swept the 100m at the Gala dei Castelli 2023 as the countrymate of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Oblique Seville, the back-to-back world championships fourth-place finisher, clocked 10.01 seconds to win the men’s race.
African record holder and Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala (10.04) was second in the men’s race.
The women’s 400m hurdles, meanwhile went to world champion Femke Bol, who clocked 52.79 secs to set a meeting record.
- SB: Season Best
- PB: Personal Best