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Elaine Thompson in tune for World Championships

 Agencies |  2017-07-17 18:02:55.0  |  Rabat, Morocco

Elaine Thompson in tune 
for World Championships

Jamaica's sprint queen Elaine Thompson tuned up for next month's World Championships in style at the Rabat Diamond League meet, but Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz endured a torrid time. The Brazilian stole the show in Rio last year but failed in all three of his attempts at 5.40m.

Making his return to competition after a month sidelined with a knee problem in Morocco his lack of form will give him major cause for concern with London looming.
Reigning double Olympic sprint champion Thompson in contrast was all smiles after annexing the 100m in a meeting record 10.87sec. Thomspon, who owns the season's leading time of 10.71m set in Kingston last month, crossed clear of Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast (10.90) in a re-run of the result in Paris on July 1. Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye took third in 11.02.
"My races are going fine, I'm in the shape that I want to be in and I'm looking forward to the London world championships," said Thompson.
Briton Chijindu Ujah timed 9.98sec to take the men's 100m from Ivorian Ben Youssef Meite in 10.01.
"I hope I can do something very special in London," ventured Ujah ahead of his clash with Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt next month.
Canada's Andre De Grasse, seen as the heir to Bolt
when the Jamaican great calls it quits after London, came out on top in the 200m, timing 20.03sec. Agencies

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