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Olympic champion Elaine Thompson tops Pan Am Games 100m final qualifying

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By ITN News Editor August 8, 2019 13:29

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson tops Pan Am Games 100m final qualifying

Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson led 100 metres qualifying as she celebrated her nation’s Independence Day.Thompson, the Rio Games double gold medallist, cruised home in 11.36 seconds, well off her season’s best of 10.73, but enough to shade Brazil’s South American champion Vitoria Cristina Rosa (11.40) in their semi-final.Rodrigo do Nascimento clocked 10.27 seconds to beat U.S. favourite Mike Rodgers by two-hundredths of a second, and Paulo Andre de Oliveira equalled Rodgers’ time of 10.29 to win his race in the men’s 100 metres semi-final heats.Natasha Wodak sparked a gold-bronze finish by Canada in the women’s 10,000m. Wodak won in a speedy 31 minutes 55.17 seconds, nearly four seconds ahead of Mexico’s Risper Gesabwa.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 8, 2019 13:29

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