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When is Olympic 100m final and who will win women’s race?

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It has the potential to deliver the moment of Tokyo 2020 with this explosive race sure to be packed with star power.

Team GB’s Dina Asher-Smith will not be on the start line after missing out in the semi-finals and subsequently revealing a hamstring injury will deprive her of a chance to add 200m Olympic gold to her World Championship gold.

But superstars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah will be there and compatriot Shericka Jackson makes it possible that all three medals could go to Jamaica.

Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou is a dangerous outsider, but Blessing Okagbare will not be there after she was handed a provisional ban that has ruled her out of the Games. The Athletics Integrity Unit announced that the Nigerian had “tested positive for human growth hormone” in an out-of-competition test on 19 July.

While Great Britain will have Daryll Neita in the final, after running 11.00 to squeeze into the final as one of the fastest athletes not to finish inside the top two of each semi-final.

The USA lack superstar Sha’Carri Richardson, who is not in Japan due to serving a ban after failing a drugs test for marijuana.

The American tweeted on Friday: “Missing me yet?”

To which legendary American sprinter and former Olympic champion Michael Johnson replied: “This is an interesting tweet sent on the day we see the women in Tokyo running blazing fast times in the prelims to making the women’s 100 final look like it could be one of the greatest with who’s here.”

Dina Asher-Smith of Team Great Britain competes in round one of the Women’s 100m (Getty)
Dina Asher-Smith of Team Great Britain competes in round one of the Women’s 100m (Getty)

The final will be on Saturday, 31 July and will start at 1:50pm BST (9:50pm local time) and you can watch all the races live on television or streamed online with Discovery+ and Eurosport 1.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the favourite for the women's 100m (AFP)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the favourite for the women's 100m (AFP)

Women’s 100m final start list

2. Daryll Neita, Great Britain

3. Teahna Daniels, USA

4. Elaine Thompson-Herah, Jamaica

5. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica

6. Marie-Josee Ta Lou, Ivory Coast

7. Shericka Jackson, Jamaica

8. Ajla del Ponte, Switzerland

9. Mujinga Kambundji, Switzerland

Women’s 100m odds for gold medal

(via Betfair)

  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) 17/10

  • Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) 7/2

  • Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV) 15/2

  • Shericka Jackson (JAM) 25/1

  • Michelle-Lee Ahye (TTO) 200/1

  • Teahna Daniels (USA) 200/1

  • Javianne Oliver (USA) 200/1

  • Ajla Del Ponte (SUI) 250/1

  • Murielle Ahoure (CIV) 250/1

  • Daryll Neita (GBR) 375/1

  • Mujinga Kambundji (SUI) 375/1

  • Jenna Prandini (USA) 500/1

  • Tynia Gaither (BAH) 500/1

  • Tatjana Pinto (GER) 500/1

  • Asha Philip (GBR) 500/1

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