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Elaine clinches 100m gold at Commonwealth games

Jamaican sprinter, Elaine Thompson-Herah has added the Commonwealth 100m gold to her collection in a time of 10.95 seconds.

The five-time Olympic champion was clean away and immediately up on England’s Daryll Neita outside her, BBC reports.

Neita, running a personal best 10.90 in the semi-finals, ended with bronze.

In the men’s title, Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala reigned ahead of South Africa’s defending champion Akani Simbine.

Omanyala, who switched from rugby to sprinting in his late teens, crossed the finish line in 10.02 seconds to add the Commonwealth title to the one he won in June.

Due to a visa issue, the 26-year-old athlete arrived at the World Championships last month just two and a half hours before his first heat, destroying his chances of winning a hat-trick in the championships this season.

Sadly, Omanyala was eliminated in the semi-finals in Eugene after running a disappointing 10.14.

By contrast, he dominated the Commonwealth final, powering away from Simbine, who finished back in 10.13.

Sri Lanka’s Yupun Abeykoon claimed Sri Lanka’s first athletics medal at the Games since 1998 by taking bronze in 10.14.

The 27-year-old’s success comes amid political and civil unrest in the country that has extended to its Commonwealth team.

Writing by Muzha Kucha