Abrahamson: Night magic — 10.61, and FloJo's Olympic mark from the 1980s is no more
Elaine Thompson-Herah, the Rio 2016 champ, ran 10.61, the second-fastest time ever, an Olympic record, one-hundredth of a second faster than the famed Florence Griffith-Joyner, who had run 10.62 at the 1988 Games in Seoul. FloJo still holds the world record, 10.49, also set in 1988.
Tokyo Olympics - What to Watch on July 29: Women’s Basketball, Track & Field | Channel, Stream, Time
For those without cable, you can follow all of the 2021 Olympics on FuboTV and Peacock. Right behind Biles for best qualifier is Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade who qualified less than half a point difference than Biles. Italy has been excellent in water polo at the Olympics, having won silver and bronze at the last two Games. Of the various men’s events going on, obviously the 400m hurdles show a lot of excitement, mixing speed and endurance, with Norway’s Karsten Warhold from Norway seeming to be the man to beat. There, American Ryan Murphy took both the 100 and 200m Backstroke titles, continuing the U.S.’ dominance in the discipline.mlive.com
Track group calls for change of Olympic protest rule
The IOC earlier this year reiterated its support of the rule that restricts protests inside the lines at the games. But in the aftermath of protests that stemmed from George Floyd's killing in May, the committee said it would consider measures that would allow athletes to make stronger protests. Among the board members signing off on the statement are Allyson Felix, Christian Taylor, Emma Coburn, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Berry was an outspoken critic of the USOPC earlier this year when it made public shows of solidarity with Black athletes, suggesting the USOPC never reached out to her on the issue. The USOPC has formed an athletes' group to look into ways to combat racism, which could include calling for changes in the rule known as Rule 50.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crowned fastest woman in world
(CNN) - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce further staked her claim as one of the greatest female sprinters of all time by storming to victory in the women's 100 meters final at the World Championships in Doha. The Jamaican blew away a world-class field in a time of 10.71 seconds to claim her fourth world championship title in the discipline and eighth world title overall. Sunday's victory came just 13 months after Fraser-Pryce gave birth to her first son, Zyon. With years of experience on her side, Fraser-Pryce looked composed throughout the race with her trademark style lightening up the competition. The IAAF did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment on the issue of crowd number at the Doha event.