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Ivorian Sprint Queen Marie Josée Ta Lou celebrates after African record

Ivorian Sprint Queen Marie Josée Ta Lou celebrates after African record
Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou crosses the finish line in the women's 100m ...   -  
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Ivorian sprinter Marie Josée Ta Lou let her emotions run wild as she shattered the African record in the women's 100 meters at the Diamond League in Monaco on Wednesday, August 10.

Ta Lou clocked an incredible 10.72s to finish third behind Jamaican sprinter Shericka Jackson, who came second with a personal best of 10.71 seconds and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who clocked 10.62 seconds, sports brief reported.

Despite finishing as the second runner-up in the fast-paced race with all seven competitors running under 11 seconds, Ta Lou ended up shattering her personal best and the African record in the event.

In photos posted on Twitter, sighted by Sports Brief, the three-time African Games 100m champion was filled with excitement after enshrining her legacy as the sprint legend on the continent.

The 33-year-old Ta Lou will hope to maintain her momentum or even improve as she chases her first gold medal at the World Athletics Championship next year, after finishing second and third in 2019 and 2017 respectively.

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce further cemented her legacy as perhaps the greatest female sprinter in the history of Athletics.

The 35-year-old won a record-extending fifth World title at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

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