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Olympic champion Thompson stars as Bolt skips Diamond meet

Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday.

Thompson timed 10.78 seconds with a slight tailwind at Athletissima — just .07 outside her time in the 100 final in Rio and .08 behind her world-leading time this season.

It was Thompson's second time down the track after most runners initially ignored a false start gun.

"To be able to produce (10.78) on a second attempt, it's a great time," said Thompson, a double gold medalist in 100 and 200 who almost matched Bolt's title triple, but took home silver in the...

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