American Tori Bowie dove past Mari-Josée Ta Lou of Côte d’Ivoire at the finish line, 10.85 to 10.86, to win the IAAF World Championships 100m final on Sunday night in London.
Check out the photo finish and full results below:
Despite the narrow miss of Ivory Coast’s first world title in any event, the West African country’s president Alassane Ouattara was quick to applaud the athlete for the silver medal.
“Congratulations Marie-Josee Ta Lou for your silver medal at the World Athletics Championships. I’m proud of you!” Ouattara tweeted on Sunday.
Congratulations Marie-Josee Ta Lou for your silver medal at the World Athletics Championships. I’m proud of you
— GOUV.CI (@Gouvci) August 6, 2017
This was followed by other congratulatory messages from proud Ivorians who couldn’t hold back their pride.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou has won several medals on the continental level and recently won her personal best of 10.86 seconds at the 2016 Rio Olympics finishing fourth in the 200 metres.