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Elaine Thompson-Herah runs the second fastest time in the women’s 100 meter history

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the second-fastest 100-meter run of all time in the Eugene Diamond League.

The Jamaican, who kept her 100-200 m title double in Tokyo, was a new world leader with 10.54 seconds.

Only the American Florence Griffith-Joyner ran faster when she set her world record of 10.49 seconds in 1988.

Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith finished third in the 200m as she continues her return from a hamstring injury that ruined her Olympic campaign.

The race was won by the Swiss Mujinga Kambundji, the American Gabrielle Thomas finished 0.08 seconds ahead of world champion Asher-Smith.

Over 100 m, the Jamaican compatriots of Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson finished second and third respectively in a repetition of the Tokyo podium.

American Sha’Carri Richardson, who missed the Olympics due to a month-long suspension after testing positive for marijuana, finished last.

“It’s been a great return to the sport,” said the 21-year-old. “I wanted to come and perform. After having the month off doing whatever I had to do, I’m not mad at myself at all.

“This is a race, I’m not done yet. You know what I am capable of.

Earlier this season, Fraser-Pryce ran the second fastest woman in history behind Griffith-Joyner in 10.63 seconds, only to see her time torn by 29-year-old Thompson-Herah in 10.61 seconds when she retained her Olympic title in Tokyo.

Olympic stars shine in Eugene

Records tumbled in every corner of the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, and the Olympic medalists continued their good form on the Diamond League tour.

Bronze medalist from Tokyo André de Grasse won the men’s 100 m in 9.74 seconds with the Americans Fred Kerley – the Olympic silver medalist – and Ronnie Baker Cross the line in the second and third.

Over 200m in men, American Olympic third Noah Lyles set a new meeting record and the world’s best of 19.52 seconds.

Athing Mu followed her 800m women’s gold in Tokyo with victory in the non-Diamond League event in Eugene and set a new world lead of one minute 55.04 seconds in a race in which the British Olympic runner-up took the Won silver medal Keely Hodgkinson 5th place and Jemma Reekie eighth.

Norway’s Olympic champion over 1500 m Jakob Ingebrigtsen won over a mile in a new world best time of three minutes 47.24 seconds, during the two-time Olympic champion Believe Kipyegon of Kenya won the 1500m, with Laura Muirwho won silver in Tokyo and was only 12th.

Olympic silver medalist Dalila Muhammad set a new meeting record of 52.77 seconds in the 400m hurdles while Kenya Norah Jeruto won the women’s 3,000m obstacle race and Uganda’s 5,000m gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei a new two-mile world lead of eight minutes 9.55 seconds.

In the field events, Olympic champion in the pole vault Katie Nageotte, also from the USA, won with a jump of 4.82 m and landed again in front of the silver medalist from Tokyo Holly Bradshaw.

Portugal’s Olympic champion in the triple jump Pedro Pichardo continued his winning form at Hayward Field while the Ukrainian Iryna Gerashchenko, Fourth in Tokyo, won the women’s high jump.

Two-time Olympic champion in the shot put Ryan Crouser the USA set a new Diamond League record of 23.15 million

Elsewhere, Elliot Giles finished fourth in the men’s 800m – won by Canada Marco Arop – while British teammate Oliver Dustin after taking the lead on the home straight, slipped to seventh place.

The next stop on the Diamond League tour is Lausanne on Thursday, before Paris next Saturday.

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