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On the prowl for the controversial Flo-Jo

The Olympic Games they tend to leave you wanting more, especially in certain sports. Athletics, which has its perfect setting in summer, is one of them. The calendar of the Diamond league, with three meetings in the second half of August and another two in September, is perfect to kill that bug, which in the case of this discipline has multiplied due to the high quality of the competition that took place in Tokyo 2020. So far two rallies have been held, Eugene and Lausanne, this Saturday the third in eight days is chained, in Paris, and none of them have disappointed. The biggest impact has been female speed, especially the intoned Elaine thompson, which already collected three gold medals at the Games, in 100, 200 and 4×100 with Jamaica, and reappeared in the Prefontaine Classic with a record of 10.54 seconds on the hectometer, just 5 hundredths from the unattainable and controversial Florence Griffith-Joyner world record: 10.49. Five days later, in the Athletissima, it was Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who also scored a time of 10.60.

This Saturday is the turn of Paris, where Fraser-Pryce has lost, and eyes are focused on Elaine thompson, in that possibility, which is finally sensed close, that it can beat a 1988 record that was always linked to doping practices. Flo-Jo pulverized records and grabbed podiums in Seoul, retired from athletics in its sweetest state, and ten years later passed away in her sleep at the age of 38. Thompson is already the second fastest ever, in 100 and 200, and an impossible throne lurks in an age when athletics links cosmic records and it erases old milestones without the reason being well explained, although it points to new materials. Like Karsten Warholm sent Kevin Young to the history books, Elaine has a roll of difficulty in sight: Florence Griffith-Joyner.

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