Ivory Coast’s race queen, Marie-Josee Ta Lou, has upset the applecart and won the women’s 100m final at the Anniversary Games in London.
Ta Lou caught up and passed the field in the last five metres, dipping and winning in a time of 10.96 seconds, consigning Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith to fourth.
Ta Lou is not new to the world of Track & Field upsets. Last year at the All Africa Games, she completed a double gold performance, winning the 100m, as well grabbing the headlines at the Games with a time of 22.57 secs in the 200m, ahead of two Nigerians Ngozi Onwumere and Lawrette Ozoh.
Earlier, Talou had clocked 11.02 secs to win the 100m to crush Nigerian star Blessing Okagbare’s Championship record.