The Ivorian athlete Marie Josée Ta Lou won the 100m in 11 s 11, during the Memorial Giulio Ottolia in Savona, Italy. A return marked by a good time, since her absence from the tracks at the beginning of the season.
Indeed, the 32-year-old Ivorian won the race in 11s11. She is positioned in front of two Italian women: Vittoria Fontana and Gloria Hooper, who arrived at the same time (11s20). But this time is only the 19th fastest in the women’s 100m in 2021. And it will not be registered by the International Federation because the wind speed (3.4m/s) was higher than the authorized limit (2.0m/s).
Even if she has to run much more in Tokyo to hope to be among the best, Marie Josée Ta Lou is still happy with her performance. « I am happy to have run a fast race after some injury problems. It was a good comeback. I hope to stay healthy and do my best at the Olympics, » the bronze medalist at the Doha World Championships (2019) tells World Athletics.
Marie Josée Ta Lou will be on the track on May 19 in Castiglione della Pescaia and then at the Diamond League in Gateshead, on May 23. At this event, she will rub shoulders with athletes of a higher level. The Ivorian will be able to judge a little more her level. Especially in view of the African Athletics Championships 2021 where she will try to keep her title. For the moment, the Nigerians Blessing Okagbare (10s97) and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha (11s09) are ahead.
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