The women’s 100 meters was an absolutely epic race. With Marie Jose Ta Lou getting out well, and Dafne Schippers running by her lonesome on the outside, Tori Bowie had a good start, but had a splendid last 40 meters, executing everything she has learned over the years in one race. It was obvious that Tori Bowie did not want to loose that one, and after bronze in 2015, silver in 2016, Tori Bowie wanted the win, and raced at a higher level than she ever has before. Elaine Thompson finished fifth in the 100 meters, shocked at her finish. Whether it was lack of fitness or the shock of having three runners ahead of her, something that Elaine Thompson has not see before, the effect was the same.
Here’s the presser for the women’s 100 meter that I recorded on Sunday night. It was a good presser, and it shows the personalities of the three medalists. Bowie smiles, but keeps things close to herself. Ta Lou was so happy on her run, she was beaming and quite talkative. Schippers was happy to medal once again and was pretty talkative.
But the dream night belongs to Tori Bowie, and congratulates to all three 100m medalists!