Thompson-Herah wins women’s 100m gold

Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold during the Women’s 100m final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, July 31, 2021. — Reuters pic
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold during the Women’s 100m final at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, July 31, 2021. — Reuters pic

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TOKYO, July 31 — Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led home a Jamaican clean sweep in the Olympic women’s 100 metres final today, posting an amazing 10.61 seconds to become the second-fastest woman in history.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had been seeking a third gold in the event, took silver in 10.74 with Shericka Jackson third in 10.76.

Thompson-Herah’s Olympic record time has been beaten only by Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 1988 world record of 10.49 - though the American also ran a 10.61. — Reuters

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