Thompson beats Schippers again over 100 at Van Damme
BRUSSELS (AP) Elaine Thompson extended her dominance of sprinting through her last race of the season, with the double Olympic champion beating her rival Dafne Schippers in the 100 meters at the Van Damme Memorial.
In a battle between the two dominant sprinters of the past two seasons, it was no contest. The Jamaican shot out of the blocks and never let Schippers close to finish in 10.72 seconds. It was her third best time of the season but still better than any other woman this year.
Schippers finished will behind in 10.97 and after her habitual slow start never looked close to closing the gap on Thompson.
The Jamaican won the 100 and 200 at the Rio Games while Schippers finished 5th in the 100 and was runner-up in the 200.