Thompson eases to comfortable 100m victory at Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Hungary

By July 09, 2024
Kishane Thompson ran 9.91 to win the Men's 100m at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Hungary on Tuesday. Kishane Thompson ran 9.91 to win the Men's 100m at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Hungary on Tuesday.

Jamaican National champion and 100m world leader Kishane Thompson once again showed himself to be the man to beat at the Paris Olympics later this summer with an impressive victory at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour-Gold meet in Szekesfehervar, Hungary on Tuesday.

Thompson, who ran a personal best and world leading 9.77 to claim his maiden National 100m title on June 28, got his usual brilliant start to find himself comfortably ahead of the field at the halfway point of the race on Tuesday.

When he got to about 70m, Thompson eased up and looked left and right before crossing the line in an impressive 9.91.

2023 World Championship silver medallist Letsile Tebogo ran a season’s best 9.99 in second while South Africa’s Akani Simbine ran 10.01 in third.

In the Women’s equivalent, runner-up at the Jamaican National Championships, Tia Clayton, ran 11.06 to finish second behind American Tamari Davis who ran 11.00. Krystal Sloley ran 11.15 for third.

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