Athletics: Athletics-Thompson-Herah beats American Richardson in the Pre Classic 100m

(Reuters) – Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah beat American Sha’Carri Richardson in the 100 metres at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday in 10.79 seconds.

Down for the majority of the race at Hayward Field, the Jamaican exploded down the stretch to beat Richardson by 0.13 seconds and defend her Eugene Diamond League assembly title.

“I’m excited, I crossed the line wholesome, I did not care about the time,” stated Thompson-Herah, who has been grappling with a shoulder harm and lingering Achilles points.

“I’m stepping into form, I’m getting the place I must be.”

Jamaican Shericka Jackson, who took bronze in the 100 metres Tokyo, completed third.

Earlier, Ethiopian Berihu Aregawi introduced the crowd to their ft as he demolished the males’s 5,000 metres area by 16 seconds in a world-leading 12:50.05.

Brazilian Olympic bronze medallist Alison dos Santos improved on his personal world-leading time to win the males’s 400 metres hurdles in 47.23.

Tokyo Olympian Samuel Tanner of New Zealand received the males’s 1,500 metres in 3:34.37.

On Friday, world record-holder and Olympic champion Armand Duplantis saved his Diamond League season on observe with a 5.91-metre leap to win the pole vault.

Olympic champion Valarie Allman received the discus and Tokyo bronze medallist Yaroslava Mahuchikh received the excessive leap.

(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; enhancing by Clare Fallon)

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