2021 Women’s 100 World Rankings

Elaine Thompson-Herah beat the favored Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce for the Olympic gold. (JEFF COHEN)

IT’S SMALL WONDER THAT JAMAICA won the Olympic 4×1 gold, what with its leading stars going 1-2-3 in the 100 Rankings… Leading the way, of course, was Athlete Of The Year Elaine Thompson-Herah, who picked up her third No. 1 here, following ’16 & ’17…

THE OLYMPIC CHAMP lost a couple of races, but only to her fellow islanders Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce & Shericka Jackson at the Jamaican Champs and again to SAFP at the Lausanne DL… SAFP’s only 3 losses were authored by ETH and Jackson lost only to ETH (4 times) and SAFP (also 4)…

THE U.S. HAD ANOTHER DOWN YEAR, picking off just spots 8 & 10 for the worst showing since ’80. The American showing would have been better had we not felt compelled to follow the marijuana rules and expunge the OT performances by Sha’Carri Richardson.

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1. ELAINE THOMPSON-HERAH (Jamaica) (6/28/92, 5-6½/126) (1.69/57)
11.21 1)Kingston 4/17
10.78 1)Clermont 5/02
(10.76wh)
10.87 1)NACAC CT 6/05
(10.92wh)
10.84 3)Jam Ch 6/25 1. SAFP; 2. Jackson
(10.96h, 10.82sf)
11.03 1)Lignano 7/03
10.71 1)Gyulai Mem 7/06
10.61 1)Olympic Games 7/31
(10.82qf, 10.76sf)
10.54 1)Eugene DL 8/21
10.64 2)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. SAFP
10.72 1)Paris DL 8/28
10.65 1)Zürich DL 9/09
2. SHELLY-ANN FRASER-PRYCE (Jamaica) (12/27/86, 5-3/115) (1.60/52)
11.51 4)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Richardson; 3. Ta Lou
(11.62h)
10.84 1)Doha DL 5/28
10.63 1)Kingston 6/05
10.71 1)Jam Ch 6/25
(10.97h, 10.84sf)
10.82 2)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. ETH
10.74 2)Olympic Games 7/31 1. ETH
(10.84h, 10.73sf)
10.73 2)Eugene DL 8/21 1. ETH
10.60 1)Lausanne DL 8/26
10.81 1)Chorzów CT 9/05
10.78 1)Bellinzona 9/14
3. SHERICKA JACKSON (Jamaica) (7/16/94, 5-8½/130) (1.74/59)
11.46 1)Kingston 3/13
11.02 1)Kingston 5/29
10.82 2)Jam Ch 6/25 1. SAFP
(10.91h, 10.77sf)
10.76 3)Olympic Games 7/31 1. ETH; 2. SAFP
(11.07h, 10.79sf)
10.76 3)Eugene DL 8/21 1. ETH; 2. SAFP
10.92 3)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. SAFP; 2. ETH
10.97 2)Paris DL 8/28 1. ETH
4. MARIE-JOSÉE TA LOU (Côte d’Ivoire) (11/18/88, 5-2½/126) (1.59/57)
11.11w 1)Savona 5/13
(11.17wh)
10.96w 1)Castiglione Della Pescaia 5/19
11.48 3)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Richardson
(11.58h)
11.12 4)Doha DL 5/28 1. SAFP; 2. Okagbare; 3. Oliver
11.06 1)Montreuil CT 6/01
11.09 1)Lucerne 6/29
10.91 1)Oslo DL 7/01
10.86 3)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. ETH; 2. SAFP
10.91 4)Olympic Games 7/31 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Jackson
(10.78h, 10.79sf)
10.90 5)Eugene DL 8/21 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Jackson; 4. Daniels
10.94 4)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. SAFP; 2. ETH; 3. Jackson
11.22 8)Zürich DL 9/09 1. ETH; 2. Asher-Smith; 3. Del Ponte; 4. Neita; 5. Kambundji;
6. Oliver; 7. Morrison
5. DINA ASHER-SMITH (Great Britain) (12/4/95, 5-5/121) (1.65/55)
11.35 1)Gateshead1 DL 5/23
(11.45h)
10.92 1)Hengelo CT 6/06
10.97 1)GB Ch 6/26
(11.28h, 10.91sf)
11.05 3sf)Olympic Games 7/31 1. ETH; 2. Del Ponte
(11.07qf)
11.06 3)Paris DL 8/28 1. ETH; 2. Jackson
10.87 2)Zürich DL 9/09 1. ETH
6. AJLA DEL PONTE (Switzerland) (7/15/96, 5-6/123) (1.68/56)
11.81 8) Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Richardson; 3. Ta Lou; 4. SAFP; 5. Okagbare;
6. Oliver; 7. Morrison
(11.81h)
11.36 7) Doha DL 5/28 1. SAFP; 2. Okagbare; 3. Oliver; 4. Ta Lou; 5. Cunliffe;
6. Parker
11.25 5)Hengelo CT 6/06 1. Schippers; 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Del Ponte; 2. Okagbare; 3. Neita;
3. Sedney; 4. Schippers
11.35 2B). “ 1. Schippers; 1. Asher-Smith
11.18 3)Geneva CT 6/12 1. Kambundji; 2. Kora
11.07 2)Swi Ch 6/25 1. Kambundji
(11.47h, 11.37sf)
11.16 3)Oslo DL 7/01 1. Ta Lou; 2. Neita
11.22 6)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Ta Lou; 4. Okagbare; 5. Ahye
11.19 1)Gateshead2 DL 7/13
10.97 5)Olympic Games 7/31 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Jackson; 4. Ta Lou
(10.91qf, 11.01sf)
10.90 1)La Chaux-de-Fonds 8/14
(11.26h)
11.04 1)Bern CT 8/21
10.97 6)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. SAFP; 2. ETH; 3. Jackson; 4. Ta Lou; 5. Neita
11.12 7)Paris DL 8/28 1. ETH; 2. Jackson; 3. Asher-Smith; 4. Morrison; 5. Kambundji;
6. Neita
10.93 3)Zürich DL 9/09 1. ETH; 2. Asher-Smith
11.11 3)Bellinzona 9/14 1. Visser; 1. SAFP; 2. Klaver; 2. Kambundji
7. MUJINGA KAMBUNDJI (Switzerland) (6/17/92, 5-6/130) (1.68/59)
11.03w 1)Weinheim 5/22
(11.18h)
11.07 1)Geneva CT 6/12
11.05 1)Swi Ch 6/25
(11.43h, 11.13sf)
11.24 2)Lucerne 6/29 1. Ta Lou
10.99 6)Olympic Games 7/31 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Jackson; 4. Ta Lou; 5. Del Ponte
(10.95h, 10.96sf)
10.96 7)Eugene DL 8/21 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Jackson; 4. Daniels; 5. Ta Lou;
6. Oliver
11.01 7)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. SAFP; 2. ETH; 3. Jackson; 4. Ta Lou; 5. Neita;
6. Del Ponte
11.12 5)Paris DL 8/28 1. ETH; 2. Jackson; 3. Asher-Smith; 4. Morrison
11.08 2)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. SAFP
10.94 5)Zürich DL 9/09 1. ETH; 2. Asher-Smith; 3. Del Ponte; 4. Neita
10.99 2)Bellinzona 9/14 1. SAFP
8. SHA’CARRI RICHARDSON (US) (3/25/00, 5-1/119) (1.55/54)
10.72 1)Miramar Inv 4/10
(11.00h)
10.77 1)Mt. SAC 5/09
(10.74h)
11.44 2)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Asher-Smith
(11.53h)
10.86dq 1)Olympic Trials 6/19
(dq10.84h, 10.64wsf)
11.14 9)Eugene DL 8/21 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Jackson; 4. Daniels; 5. Ta Lou;
6. Oliver; 7. Kambundji; 8. Williams
11.19 2)Padua 9/05 1. Oliver
9. DARYLL NEITA (Great Britain) (8/29/96, 5-8/134) (1.73/61)
11.26w 3)Jones Mem 4/17 1. Oliver; 1. Kirkland; 2. Baylark; 2. Bartoletta
11.18 3)Eugene 4/24 1. Okagbare; 2. Akinosun
(11.19wh)
11.42 1h)North Florida Inv 4/30
11.12 1)Irvine 5/15
11.21 6)Jacksonville CT 5/31 1. Williams; 2. Brisco; 3. Bryant; 4. White; 5. Bartoletta
(11.23h)
11.04 3)Hengelo CT 6/06 1. Schippers; 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Del Ponte; 2. Okagbare
11.08 1)Marseille CT 6/09
(11.21h)
11.21 3)GB Ch 6/26 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Philip
(11.39h, 11.09sf)
11.06 2)Oslo DL 7/01 1. Ta Lou
11.12 8)Olympic Games 7/31 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Jackson; 4. Ta Lou; 5. Del Ponte;
6. Kambundji; 7. Daniels
(10.96qf, 11.00sf)
11.07 2)Budapest CT 8/24 1. Morrison
10.96 5)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. SAFP; 2. ETH; 3. Jackson; 4. Ta Lou
11.12 6)Paris DL 8/28 1. ETH; 2. Jackson; 3. Asher-Smith; 4. Morrison; 5. Kambundji
11.15 3)Chorzów CT 9/05 1. SAFP; 2. Kambundji
10.93 4)Zürich DL 9/09 1. ETH; 2. Asher-Smith; 3. Del Ponte
11.04 1)Berlin CT 9/12
10. JAVIANNE OLIVER (US) (12/26/94, 5-2/117) (1.57/53)
11.07 2f)Miramar Inv 4/10 1. Richardson
(11.05h)
11.12w 1)Jones Mem 4/17
11.08 2)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. Richardson
(10.97h)
11.58 6)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Asher-Smith; 2. Richardson; 3. Ta Lou; 4. SAFP; 5. Okagbare
(11.64h)
11.03 3)Doha DL 5/28 1. SAFP; 2. Okagbare
10.99 2)Olympic Trials 6/19 1. Richardson
(10.96h, 10.83wsf)
11.18 4)Oslo DL 7/01 1. Ta Lou; 2. Neita; 3. Del Ponte
11.32 1)Tomblaine 7/05
11.08 5sf)Olympic Games 7/31 1. Ta Lou; 2. Jackson
(11.15h)
10.96 6)Eugene DL 8/21 1. ETH; 2. SAFP; 3. Jackson; 4. Daniels; 5. Ta Lou
11.19 1)Padua 9/05
11.02 6)Zürich DL 9/09 1. ETH; 2. Asher-Smith; 3. Del Ponte; 4. Neita; 5. Kambundji

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Sha’Carri Richardson (Nike) 6. English Gardner (Nike)
1)Miramar, 1)Mt. SAC, 2)Gateshead DL 5)Olympic Trials, 3)Budapest, 4)Padua
2. *Javianne Oliver (Nike) 7. Aleia Hobbs (adidas)
1)Olympic Trials, 5sf)Olympic Games, 6)Zürich DL 1)Baton Rouge, 1)adidas Boston, 6)Olympic Trials
3. Teahna Daniels (Nike) 8. Kayla White (Nike)
2)Olympic Trials, 7)Olympic Games, 4)Eugene DL 7)Olympic Trials, 1)Stockholm DL, 2)Sotteville
4. Jenna Prandini (Puma) 9. Cambrea Sturgis (North Carolina A&T)
1)Texas Inv, 3)Olympic Trials, 4sf)Olympic Games 1)MEAC, 1)NCAA, 6sf)Olympic Trials
5. Gabby Thomas (New Balance/TBB) 10. TeeTee Terry (USC)
1)Johnson, 2)adidas Boston, 4)Olympic Trials 1)Pac-12, 2)NCAA, 5sf)Olympic Trials

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