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 Thompson-Herah targets 100m World Record infographic
Graphic shows Elaine Thompson-Herah profile, with details of the fastest women’s 100m times.


Will Flo-Jo’s 100m record finally fall?

By Chris Dinsdale

July 15, 2022 - July 24, 2022 - The 18th IAAF World Championships in Athletics take place at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Elaine Thompson-Herah is aiming to break Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 34-year-old 100m World Record at the 2022 Athletics World Championships

The Jamaican sprinter, Elaine Thompson-Herah, capped a stellar 2021 by breaking Griffith-Joyner’s 100m Olympic Record en route a historic “double double” at the Tokyo Olympics to retain both 100m and 200m sprint titles. Then, at a Diamond League meeting in Eugene, she posted a time of 10.54, to become second-fastest woman of all time.

In the fastest women’s 100m in history, Griffith-Joyner and Thompson-Herah appear seven times between them -- an emerging rivalry across the ages.

PUBLISHED: 07/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News