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Diamond League: Ivory Coast Sprinter Marie-Josée Ta Lou Wins the 100m

Ivory Coast sprinter Marie-Josée Ta Lou has just shone with her performances. She won this Saturday, May 26, 2018, the 100m race in Diamond League, in Eugene in the United States.

Marie-Josée Ta Lou won on the 100-meters in 10.88 ahead of her compatriot Murielle Ahouré (10.90), Jamaican Elaine Thompson (10.98), the reigning Olympic champion, the Dutchman Dafne Schippers and American Torie Bowie.

Torie Bowie came in fifth on a record of 11 “03. She ended her run with the help of the relief because of a problem in her thigh.

Marie-Josée Ta Lou has fallen on the brink of Qatar’s best performance of the year.


In 2017, Sprint’s event specialist made history in athletics winning the title of vice-world champion in the 100m and 200m events in London.

Her history

Ta Lou turned to the world of athletics at the 2012 African Championships in Porto-Novo, Benin. Candidate for Sprint events, she won the bronze medal on 200 meters and 4 × 100 meters.

Two years later, in 2014, the Ivorian won two medals. One bronze over 100 m (11 s 20) and one silver over 200 m (22 s 87) and 4 x 100 m (43 s 99).

The sprinter who is today the pride of Ivory Coast and Africa owes all her victories to her perseverance and her dedication to work.


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