The Latest: Favorites advance in women’s 100 at worlds | Sports – Alabama News

The Latest: Favorites advance in women’s 100 at worlds | Sports – Alabama News

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the track world championships (all times local):

All the favorites advanced to the semifinals in the women’s 100 meters at the world championships, despite a downpour affecting many of the runners at the Olympic Stadium.

Gina Luckenkemper of Germany, who raced before the rain came had the top time of 10.95 seconds, was the only woman to break the 11-second mark.

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica easily won her heat in 11.05, while Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands had more of a struggle finishing second to Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast. Ta Lou had the second-best time of 11.00.

Tori Bowie of the United States got the worst of the rain but still looked very strong as she took her heat in 11.05.

The semifinals and final are set for Sunday.

In the hammer throw, look for Anita Wlodarczyk.

The Olympic champion from Poland needed only one throw to beat the automatic qualifying mark of 71.50 meters, tossing the hammer 74.61.

Teammate Joanna Fiodorov also reached Monday’s final with a throw of 71.72. But the Pole with the top mark was Malwina Kopron, who had a toss of 74.97.

There is another great triple jump duel coming up at the world championships.

Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen and her closest rival, 2012 Olympic champion Olga Rypakova, both qualified for Monday’s final on their first attempt.

Ibarguen beat the automatic qualifying mark of 14.20 meters by one centimeter, while Rypakova had a mark of 14.57.

Ibarguen had a winning streak of 34 competitions going when Rypakova broke it last year in…

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