Elaine Thompson emerges Second Fastest Woman in history, Clinches Gold Medal in Tokyo Olympics.
Written by crest887fm on August 1, 2021
Elaine Thompson-Herah became the second-fastest woman in history as she beat fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retain her Olympic 100 metres title.
The 29-year-old ran 10.61 seconds, a new Olympic record and just 0.12secs short of the world record set by the US’ Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.
Shericka Jackson completed a Jamaican one-two-three in Tokyo with a time of 10.76, 0.02 behind Fraser-Pryce.
Nigeria’s Blessing Okaghare was earlier disqualified for failing an out-of-competition test while Great Britain’s Daryll Neita finished eighth in 11.12Seconds.
Neita’s GB team-mate Dina Asher-Smith failed to qualify for the final and then withdrew from the 200 metres after revealing she tore her hamstring earlier this month.