Richard Thompson|Runs 9.90 seconds finishing in second place behind Jamaica's Asafa Powell

T&T’s Richard Thompson posted a sizzling 9.90 seconds to claim silver in the Men’s 100m final behind a world-leading mark of 9.72 from former world record holder Asafa Powell at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, yesterday. Running out of lane six in the event, which is the third stop on the ExxonMobil IAAF Diamond League tour, with Powell beside him in lane five, Thompson crossed the line in a season best time that was slightly assisted by +2.1m/s wind. Third place in the event was picked up by Netherlands Antilles ace Churandy Martina, who finished in 9.92 seconds, while Jamaican Michael Frater was fourth in 9.97.

T&T’s Richard Thompson, centre, runs a season best time of 9.90 seconds to place second to Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, left, who posted a world leading time of 9.72 in the Men’s 100m final at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, yesterday. Photo courtesy of IAAF

I have not paid much attention to sporting events as it relates to Trinidad and Tobago's International athletes but this one caught my eyes from the Guardian newspapers which I wanted to share with my Trinizagada fans.
We have done well for a small island in international sporting events and it looks like this young man will continue to keep us on the international athletic map. Granted that the two fastest humans in the World today come form Jamaica Thompson continues to inch his way to better times right on the heels of the best in the World.

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