2017 IAAF World Championships

Thompson fastest qualifier for women's 100m world final

With the defending world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce pregnant and not in London, Thompson is the runaway favourite to follow up her 2016 Olympic 100m title with another gold medal.

The Jamaican has recorded the two fastest times this year and she showed her proven class by bursting out of the blocks in her semi-final.

Thompson won in a fine time of 10.84 seconds ahead of Brazil's Rosangela Santos, who set a South American record in second, and she will be hard to stop in Sunday's showpiece final.

Wisil swings into action tomorrow

Wisil hopes to progress to Sunday evening’s semi-final.

Ephraim Lerkin will run the 400m hurdles round one on Sunday morning, 11.05 local time, and Rellie Kaputin’s long  jump event is on August 9.

Following this, Wisil will run again in the 200m heats.

The 2017 IAAF World Championships are the 16th edition which will be held in London, United Kingdom, from August 4-13.

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​Wisil completes build up for world champs

In the 100m final at the AAA Track and Field Championships in Bedford, Wisil was pipped on the line by Diani Walker of the Birchfield Harriers athletics club after leading from the gun, having to settle for second place in a time of 11.49 seconds.  

Coach Tony Fairweather said Wisil ran well but just dipped too soon at the finish.

In Sunday’s 200m, the Pacific Games champion placed third with a time of 23.96 seconds.

Meanwhile, Ephraim Lerkin and Rellie Kaputin arrived in London on Sunday with coach Dior Lowry after a 34-hour journey from Nadi.