Thompson-Herah into Commonwealth Games 100m final
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson (Photos: Garfield Robinson)

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah and Natalliah Whyte will lead the Jamaican medal hunt Wednesday when they line up in the women’s 100 metre final in the Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Both booked their spots after the semi-finals earlier in the day but none of the Jamaica men got past the second round of the men’s 100m.

Thompson-Herah, who won the a bronze medal at last month’s World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, won her semi-final race in 11.05 seconds (0.0m/s), third best of the round while Whyte advanced on time after she was fourth in her semis in 11.17 seconds (1.1m/s).

A third Jamaican, Remona Burchell ran 11.48 seconds and failed to make progress.

England’s Daryll Neita ran a personal best 10.90 seconds (1.1m/s) to lead the qualifiers while St Lucia’s Julien Alfred was next fastest with 11.04 seconds (0.3m/s).

None of the Jamaican men got past their second round, Kemar Bailey-Cole ran 10.25 seconds (-1.2m/s) for 11th best and Conroy Jones ran 10.33 seconds (-0.2m/s).

Paul Reid

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