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Elaine Thompson-Herah runs 10.92 season-best at Gala dei Castelli 2023

Elaine Thompson-Herah posted a season-best 10.92 to win the 100m at the Gala dei Castelli 2023. Oblique Seville takes men's race with 10.01.

Elaine Thompson-Herah in the 100m at the World Athletics Championships 2022
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica compete in the Women’s 100m heats at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images for World Athletics)

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.

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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.

RankNameCountryTimeDenote
1Elaine Thompson-HerahJamaica10,92SB
2Imani LansiquotGreat Britain10,99PB
3Gina BassThe Gambia11,12
4Zoe HobbsNew Zealand11,20
5Shashalee ForbesJamaica11,20
6Tamara ClarkUnited States11,22
7Mujinga KambundjiSwitzerland11,37
8N’Ketia SeedoNetherlands11,42

Note:

  • SB: Season Best
  • PB: Personal Best
Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 20 years of running experience, as well as 12 years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, European Athletics, Cayman Net News, AFP, and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com. Smith holds a degree in Communication and Journalism. Twitter | LinkedIn | News Break Writer

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