Ta Lou Breaks Citta di Padova Women's 100m Record

Tokyo 2020: Ta Lou equals African Women’s 100m Record

The Ivorian sensation athlete Marie Ta Lou equals the African record in the 100m dash today in Tokyo. Marie-Josee Ta Lou runs an impressive 10.78 in the preliminary round of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Marie-Josse’s time of 10.78 is also the fastest Olympic 100m heat in the history of the Olympic Games. She has now equaled Murielle Ahoure’s records set back on 11 June 2016.

She has now qualified for the next round of the Tokyo Olympic Games and will be competing again in the next few days. Marie is going to this race as a medalist contender. This time on the 100m podium we will get an African gold medalist in the Olympics. Ta Lou equals African women’s 100m record.


In the women’s heat, six of them run sub-11 seconds

Marie-Josse Ta Lou from Cote D’Ivoire 10.78 seconds which equals the African record

Elaine Thompson from Jamaica run 10.82 seconds

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce also from Jamaica run 10.84 seconds

Ajla Del Pinto from Switzerland run 10.91 seconds which is a new national record

Mujinga Kambundji also from Switzerland run 10.95 seconds


Daryll Saskia Neita from Great Britain also run 10.96 seconds

We are hoping for a new world record in these games and the starting of the Tokyo Olympic Games detects the rhythm. Tokyo Olympic Games is the most awaited event and has a lot of controversies due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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