Athletissima: Hobbs s’impose sur 100m, Kambundji 6e – rts.ch

A week after his European 200m title, Mujinga Kambundji took 6th place in the 100m at Athletissima. The 30-year-old Bernese nevertheless judged her race to be correct.

Victory went to the American Aleia Hobbs in 10”87, ahead of the Jamaican Shericka Jackson (10”88) and the Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou (10”89). Jamaican world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce injured herself during the warm-up and had to forfeit.

Organizers said favorite Fraser-Pryce experienced a “muscle problem during warm-up“. Elaine Thompson-Herah, also Jamaican and 3rd in the world championships, was disqualified after a false start.

I’ve been dealing with hamstring issues for a few days, and unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be improving. As a precaution, we decided with my trainer not to take any risks. I have a few days to take care of myself before Brussels (September 2),” Fraser-Pryce explained.I knew I could achieve something special here, I’m very disappointed“, she commented.

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