Top 10 Women's 100m of all time

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah went even faster than she did in the Tokyo 2020 final in the Eugene Diamond League. See who else is on the list.

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Elaine Thompson-Herah went clear second on the women's 100m all-time list as she won the first Diamond League meeting since retaining her Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.

Three weeks after clocking 10.61 in Tokyo's Olympic Stadium, the Jamaican sprinter ran 10.54 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene with compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson chasing her home again.

Only 1988 Olympic champion Florence Griffith-Joyner has gone quicker with her world record of 10.49 set in the U.S. Olympic trials ahead of 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)