Elaine Thompson bested by debutant, Okagbare in Shanghai

Double Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson, is still not back to her jaw-dropping best after recovering from injuries last season. 

On Saturday, at the Shanghai Diamond League, Thompson, ran 11.14 seconds over the 100 metres but was bested by Aleia Hobbs, the 2018 US champion, who was making her IAAF Diamond League debut a notable one.

Hobbs won the event in convincing fashion, stopping the clock in 11.03, 0.04 clear of Nigerian Blessing Okagbare. And she did it with a heavily taped wrist she broke two weeks ago while playing laser tag with some children.

“I knew I had to have a good start, and I got out well but everything else was kind of blurred,” Hobbs said.

“Then I felt the push towards the end but I tried to stay relaxed and that’s what I did.”

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