Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah a short while ago won the high profile women’s 100 metre event at the Prefontaine Classic in the Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon.

The Jamaican defeated a quality field to win in 10.54 seconds to lower her personal best and remain the fastest woman alive.

Thompson-Herah bettered her Olympic and national record time of 10.61 that she set in Tokyo three weeks ago.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finished second 10.73 seconds & her Jamaican compatriot Shericka Jackson set a new personal best of 10.76 to come in third.

The other Jamaican in the race, Briana Williams finished in eight place in a time of 11.09 seconds.

Controversial American Sha’Carri Richardson finished trailing the field in 9th place.

Thompson-Herah collected three gold medals at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics games in the women’s 100m, 200m and 4-by-100m relay.

Thomspon-Herah is also the first woman to run below 10.60 since Griffith Joyner’s run more than 30 years ago.

Thompson-Herah’s 10.54 clocking is second only to the world record of 10.49 seconds which was run by controversial American Florence Griffith Joyner.

Griffith Joyner set the record in Indianapolis, Indiana in the US, ahead of the Seoul Olympics in 1988.