| Event type

100 metres, Women

Date30 – 31 July 2021
LocationJapan National Stadium, Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants71 from 55 countries

This was to be the battle of the hyphens, as the four leading challengers were Jamaicans Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, and Ivoirian Marie-Josée Ta Lou. One runner not present was American Sha’carri Richardson, who had won the US Olympic Trials, only to lose that title after she tested positive for cannabis, which she admitted to, stating that she did so to relive anxiety after the recent death of her mother. In her absence, no USA runner was considered a medal threat.

Thompson-Herah was the defending champion, also having won the 200 gold medal in Rio, while Fraser-Pryce had won gold in this event in 2008 and 2012, but was still formidable, having recently run 10.63, a PR, and she had been the 2019 World Champion. Fraser-Pryce had beaten Thompson-Herah at the Jamaican Olympic Trials.

All the favorites made it through the heats, but Asher-Smith did not qualify out of the semi-finals, blaming a hamstring injury that would keep her out of the 200, in which she was the pre-Olympic favorite. The times in the rounds were fast, with Ta Lou running 10.78 in her heat, and Thompson-Herah running 10.76 in the first semi-final, only to be topped by Fraser-Pryce’s 10.73 in the third semi.

Thompson-Herah and Fraser-Pryce were lined up in adjacent lanes and both got quick starts, but Thompson-Herah maintained her speed longer and finished a stride ahead of her rival / teammate, recording 10.61, with Fraser-Pryce finishing in 10.74. Behind them Shericka Jackson completed the sweep for Jamaica, as Ta Lou was just off the podium.

Thompson-Herah had defended her gold medal, and a few days later she would also defend the 200 title from Rio. Her time of 10.61 was the second fastest ever run, trailing only the world record set by Florence Griffith Joyner at the 1988 US Olympic Trials. Thompson-Herah ran into a 0.6 m/s headwind, however, and athletics statheads considered this the fastest time ever run, under all conditions, correcting for wind and altitude.

PosNumberCompetitorNOCPreliminary RoundR1SFFinal
12521Elaine Thompson-HerahJAM10.82 (1 h2)10.76 (1 h1)10.61 (1)Gold
22480Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJAM10.84 (1 h5)10.73 (1 h3)10.74 (2)Silver
32491Shericka JacksonJAM11.07 (2 h7)10.79 (2 h2)10.76 (3)Bronze
41522Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV10.78 (1 h4)10.79 (1 h2)10.91 (4)
53499Ajla del PonteSUI10.91 (2 h5)11.01 (2 h1)10.97 (5)
63506Mujinga KambundjiSUI10.95 (2 h2)10.96 (2 h3)10.99 (6)
73842Teahna DanielsUSA11.04 (1 h1)10.98 (3 h3)11.02 (7)
82016Daryll NeitaGBR10.96 (2 h4)11.00 (4 h3)11.12 (8)
3 h1 r3/41995Dina Asher-SmithGBR11.07 (2 h1)11.05 (3 h1)
3 h2 r3/43615Michelle-Lee AhyeTTO11.06 (1 h7)11.00 (3 h2)
4 h1 r3/43882Jenna PrandiniUSA11.11 (3 h7)11.11 (4 h1)
4 h2 r3/42097Alexandra BurghardtGER11.08 (1 h3)11.07 (4 h2)
5 h1 r3/41383Khamica BinghamCAN11.21 (4 h2)11.22 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/43878Javianne OliverUSA11.15 (2 h3)11.08 (5 h2)
5 h3 r3/43048Nzubechi Grace NwokochaNGR11.00 (3 h5)11.07 (5 h3)
6 h1 r3/41130TyNia GaitherBAH11.34 (2 h6)11.31 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/41393Crystal EmmanuelCAN11.18 (3 h4)11.21 (6 h2)
6 h3 r3/41993Gina BassGAM11.12 (4 h5)11.16 (6 h3)
7 h1 r3/42130Tatjana PintoGER11.16 (3 h2)11.35 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/41471Ge ManqiCHN11.20 (4 h1)11.22 (7 h2)
7 h3 r3/41521Murielle AhouréCIV11.16 (3 h1)11.28 (7 h3)
8 h2 r3/42019Asha PhilipGBR11.31 (1 h6)11.30 (8 h2)
8 h3 r3/42383Anna BongiorniITA11.35 (3 h3)11.38 (8 h3)
3 h6 r2/41244Krystsina TsimanouskayaBLR11.47 (3 h6)
4 h1 r2/42954Djénébou DantéMLI12.12 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/42248Regine TugadeGUM12.17 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/44018Rhodah NjobvuZAM11.40 (4 h3)
4 h4 r2/43224Lorène BazoloPOR11.31 (4 h4)
4 h6 r2/41773María Isabel PérezESP11.51 (4 h6)
4 h7 r2/42367Diana VaismanISR11.27 (4 h7)
5 h1 r2/43508Salomé KoraSUI11.25 (5 h1)
=5 h2 r2/41300Rosângela SantosBRA11.33 (5 h2)
=5 h2 r2/42959Charlotte AfriatMON12.35 (5 h2)
=5 h3 r2/41478Liang XiaojingCHN11.40 (5 h3)
=5 h3 r2/43149Hanna BarakatPLE12.16 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/43464Maja MihalinecSLO11.54 (5 h4)
5 h5 r2/42216Rafaela Spanoudaki-ChatzirigaGRE11.45 (5 h5)
5 h6 r2/41452Natacha Ngoye AkamabiCGO11.47 (1 h1)11.52 (5 h6)
5 h7 r2/41041Hana BasicAUS11.32 (5 h7)
6 h1 r2/43007Marije van HunenstijnNED11.27 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/43616Kelly-Ann BaptisteTTO11.48 (6 h2)
=6 h3 r2/41150Tristan EvelynBAR11.42 (6 h3)
=6 h3 r2/43116Mazoon Al-AlawiOMA12.35 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/41702Ángela TenorioECU11.59 (6 h4)
6 h5 r2/41367Inna EftimovaBUL11.46 (6 h5)
6 h6 r2/42905Azreen Nabila AliasMAS11.77 (2 h2)11.91 (6 h6)
6 h7 r2/41487Wei YongliCHN11.48 (6 h7)
7 h1 r2/41023Joella LloydANT11.55 (1 h3)11.54 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/42394Vittoria FontanaITA11.53 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/43461Maggie BarrieSLE11.53 (2 h1)11.45 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/43459Amya ClarkeSKN11.67 (3 h1)11.71 (7 h4)
7 h5 r2/42288Dutee ChandIND11.54 (7 h5)
7 h7 r2/42250Jasmine AbramsGUY11.49 (7 h7)
8 h1 r2/42907Asimenye SimwakaMAW11.76 (2 h3)11.68 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/42286Alvin TehupeioryINA11.89 (3 h3)11.92 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/42316Farzaneh FasihiIRI11.76 (1 h2)11.79 (8 h3)
8 h5 r2/42956Carla SciclunaMLT12.11 (4 h3)12.16 (8 h5)
8 h7 r2/42828Mudhawi Al-ShammariKUW11.82 (3 h2)11.81 (8 h7)
5 h1 r1/42845Hadel AboudLBA12.70 (5 h1)
6 h1 r1/43288Bashair Al-ManwariQAT13.12 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/42830Silina Pha AphayLAO12.41 (6 h2)
7 h1 r1/41001Kamia YousufiAFG13.29 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/43601Hsieh Hsi-EnTPE12.49 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/42247Aissata Denn ConteGUI12.43 (7 h3)
8 h1 r1/42094Alba Mbo NchamaGEQ13.36 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/43040Sarswati ChaudharyNEP12.91 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/43685Matie StanleyTUV14.52 (8 h3)
9 h1 r1/41560Amed ElnaCOM14.30 (9 h1)
9 h2 r1/42826Yasmeen Al-DabbaghKSA13.34 (9 h2)
9 h3 r1/42972Houleye BaMTN15.26 (9 h3)
DQ3050Blessing OkagbareNGR[11.05] (DQ h6)1
DNS1299Vitória RosaBRA– (DNS h4)

Preliminary Round

Date30 July 2021 — 9:00
FormatTop three in each heat and next fastest advanced to round one.

Heat #1

PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
16Natacha Ngoye AkamabiCGO11.470.124Q
28Maggie BarrieSLE11.530.142Q
35Amya ClarkeSKN11.670.155Q
49Djénébou DantéMLI12.120.169
51Hadel AboudLBA12.700.126
62Bashair Al-ManwariQAT13.120.142
77Kamia YousufiAFG13.290.157
83Alba Mbo NchamaGEQ13.360.148
94Amed ElnaCOM14.300.161

Heat #2

PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
13Farzaneh FasihiIRI11.760.142Q
28Azreen Nabila AliasMAS11.770.168Q
34Mudhawi Al-ShammariKUW11.820.167Q
45Regine TugadeGUM12.170.135
57Charlotte AfriatMON12.350.131
69Silina Pha AphayLAO12.410.170
76Hsieh Hsi-EnTPE12.490.171
82Sarswati ChaudharyNEP12.910.158
91Yasmeen Al-DabbaghKSA13.340.153

Heat #3

PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
19Joella LloydANT11.550.179Q
25Asimenye SimwakaMAW11.760.164Q
37Alvin TehupeioryINA11.890.194Q
41Carla SciclunaMLT12.110.152q
54Hanna BarakatPLE12.160.164
68Mazoon Al-AlawiOMA12.350.191
73Aissata Denn ConteGUI12.430.157
86Matie StanleyTUV14.520.159
92Houleye BaMTN15.260.147

Round One

Date30 July 2021 — 12:15
FormatTop three in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat #1

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
15Teahna DanielsUSA11.040.136Q
24Dina Asher-SmithGBR11.070.103Q
38Murielle AhouréCIV11.160.132Q
47Ge ManqiCHN11.200.149q
56Salomé KoraSUI11.250.146
69Marije van HunenstijnNED11.270.158
72Joella LloydANT11.540.173
83Asimenye SimwakaMAW11.680.161

Heat #2

Wind+0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
17Elaine Thompson-HerahJAM10.820.158Q
25Mujinga KambundjiSUI10.950.111Q
36Tatjana PintoGER11.160.164Q
44Khamica BinghamCAN11.210.156q
53Rosângela SantosBRA11.330.180
69Kelly-Ann BaptisteTTO11.480.150
78Vittoria FontanaITA11.530.149
82Alvin TehupeioryINA11.920.189

Heat #3

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
14Alexandra BurghardtGER11.080.133Q
26Javianne OliverUSA11.150.150Q
39Anna BongiorniITA11.350.147Q
47Rhodah NjobvuZAM11.400.13011.394
58Liang XiaojingCHN11.400.15911.396
65Tristan EvelynBAR11.420.125
73Maggie BarrieSLE11.450.148
82Farzaneh FasihiIRI11.790.143

Heat #4

Wind-0.3 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
14Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV10.780.161Q
27Daryll NeitaGBR10.960.107Q
35Crystal EmmanuelCAN11.180.148Q
46Lorène BazoloPOR11.310.134
53Maja MihalinecSLO11.540.130
69Ángela TenorioECU11.590.137
72Amya ClarkeSKN11.710.153
DNS8Vitória RosaBRA

Heat #5

Wind+1.3 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
14Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJAM10.840.128Q
25Ajla del PonteSUI10.910.131Q
36Nzubechi Grace NwokochaNGR11.000.161Q
47Gina BassGAM11.120.134q
52Rafaela Spanoudaki-ChatzirigaGRE11.450.133
68Inna EftimovaBUL11.460.145
79Dutee ChandIND11.540.148
83Carla SciclunaMLT12.160.178

Heat #6

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
15Asha PhilipGBR11.310.110Q
26TyNia GaitherBAH11.340.141Q
39Krystsina TsimanouskayaBLR11.470.149
48María Isabel PérezESP11.510.151
53Natacha Ngoye AkamabiCGO11.520.137
62Azreen Nabila AliasMAS11.910.173
DQ7Blessing OkagbareNGR[11.05][0.147]Q2

Heat #7

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
16Michelle-Lee AhyeTTO11.060.123Q
25Shericka JacksonJAM11.070.170Q
37Jenna PrandiniUSA11.110.148Q
48Diana VaismanISR11.270.132
54Hana BasicAUS11.320.147
62Wei YongliCHN11.480.174
79Jasmine AbramsGUY11.490.148
83Mudhawi Al-ShammariKUW11.810.167


Date31 July 2021 — 19:15
FormatTop four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat #1

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
14Elaine Thompson-HerahJAM10.760.157Q
26Ajla del PonteSUI11.010.109Q
37Dina Asher-SmithGBR11.050.148
48Jenna PrandiniUSA11.110.149
52Khamica BinghamCAN11.220.150
63TyNia GaitherBAH11.310.130
79Tatjana PintoGER11.350.163

Heat #2

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
15Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV10.790.14710.784Q
26Shericka JacksonJAM10.790.14710.787Q
34Michelle-Lee AhyeTTO11.000.132
47Alexandra BurghardtGER11.070.151
59Javianne OliverUSA11.080.166
62Crystal EmmanuelCAN11.210.149
73Ge ManqiCHN11.220.145
88Asha PhilipGBR11.300.134

Heat #3

Wind+0.3 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
15Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJAM10.730.136Q
27Mujinga KambundjiSUI10.960.128Q
36Teahna DanielsUSA10.980.144q
44Daryll NeitaGBR11.000.135q
59Nzubechi Grace NwokochaNGR11.070.142
62Gina BassGAM11.160.140
78Murielle AhouréCIV11.280.124
83Anna BongiorniITA11.380.159


Date31 July 2021 — 21:50
Wind-0.6 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
14Elaine Thompson-HerahJAM10.610.150OR
25Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJAM10.740.139
37Shericka JacksonJAM10.760.152
46Marie-Josée Ta LouCIV10.910.158
58Ajla del PonteSUI10.970.129
69Mujinga KambundjiSUI10.990.138
73Teahna DanielsUSA11.020.144
82Daryll NeitaGBR11.120.108