Athletics: Bowie wins women’s 100m world title, Thompson flops

American Tori Bowie won the women’s 100 metres world title on Sunday making up for her silver in last year’s Olympics.

US athlete Tori Bowie celebrates winning the final of the women’s 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO 

The 26-year-old made up metres on long time leader Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to edge her with the final dip on the line.

The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers finished third while hot favourite and 100m Olympic champion Elaine Thompson faded to finish fifth.

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