Top 10 Women's 100m in history

Elaine Thompson-Herah went second on the all-time list with victory at Tokyo 2020. See who else is on the list.

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Elaine Thompson-Herah went second on the women's 100m all-time list as she retained her title at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 10.61 seconds on Saturday 31 July.

She went faster still at the Eugene Diamond League three weeks later, clocking 10.54.

Only 1988 Olympic champion Florence Griffith-Joyner has run faster with her world record of 10.49 set in the U.S. Olympic trials for the Seoul Games.

Fastest women's 100m of all-time:

1. 10.49 Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 16 July 1988, Indianapolis (USA)

2. 10.54 Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) 21 August 2021, Eugene (USA)

3. 10.61 Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) 31 July 2021, Tokyo (JPN)

3. 10.61 Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 24 September 1988, Seoul (KOR)

5. 10.62 Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 24 September 1988, Seoul (KOR)

6. 10.63 Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce (JAM) 5 June 2021, Kingston (JAM)

7. 10.64 Carmelita Jeter (USA) 20 September 2009, Shanghai (CHN)

8. 10.65 Marion Jones (USA) 12 September 1998, Johannesburg (RSA)

9. 10.67 Carmelita Jeter (USA) 13 September 2009, Thessaloniki (GRE)

10. 10.70 Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 17 July 1988, Indianapolis (USA)

10. 10.70 Marion Jones (USA) 22 August 1999, Sevilla (ESP)

10. 10.70 Carmelita Jeter (USA) 4 June 2011, Eugene (USA)

10. 10.70 Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce (JAM) 29 June 2012, Kingston (JAM)

10. 10.70 Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) 1 July 2016, Kingston (JAM)