Photos: Ivorian Sprint Queen Marie Josée Ta Lou Celebrates Wildly After Smashing African Record

Photos: Ivorian Sprint Queen Marie Josée Ta Lou Celebrates Wildly After Smashing African Record

  • Marie Josée Ta Lou could not hide her excitement as she etched her name in the history books of African athletics with her latest feat at the Diamond League
  • The 33-year-old sprinter tore the African women's 100m record into shreds when she clocked 10.72 seconds at Wednesday's 100m finals, finishing in third spot behind Shericka Jackson and Fraser-Pryce respectively
  • The legendary Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce becomes the first woman in history to break 10.70 six times in the same season

Ivorian sprinter Marie Josée Ta Lou unleashed her emotions as she smashed the African record in the women's 100-metres race at the Diamond League in Monaco on Wednesday, August 10.

Ta Lou run an incredible time of 10.72s to finish third behind Jamaican sprinter Shericka Jackson, who came in second with a personal best of 10.71 seconds and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who clocked 10.62 seconds.

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Despite finishing as the second runner-up in a ridiculously fast-paced race with all seven competitors running under 11 seconds, Ta Lou ended up shattering her personal best and the African record in the event.

Marie Josée Ta Lou, Diamond League, 100m, African record
Marie Josée Ta Lou channelled her emotions after smashing the African 100m women's record at the Diamond League. Photo credit: @Diamond_League
Source: Twitter

In photos posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, the three-time African Games 100m champion was filled with excitement after enshrining her legacy as the sprint legend on the continent.

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The 33-year-old Ta Lou will hope to maintain her momentum or even improve as she chases her first gold medal at the World Athletics Championship next year, after finishing second and third in 2019 and 2017 respectively.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce elated to win fifth world title at age 35

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce further cemented her legacy as perhaps the greatest female sprinter in the history of Athletics.

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The 35-year-old won a record-extending fifth World title at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

Having returned to the sport after the birth of her son Zyon in 2017, Shelly-Ann became the oldest woman to claim a 100m world title in 2019 and she defended her title in style with a championship record of 10.67 seconds.

Source: Sports Brief News