Jamaica dominates women’s 100 meters as Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo-Jo’s Olympic record
After 33 years, Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 100 meters Olympic report has lastly fallen. Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the ladies’s 100 meters ultimate in 10.61 seconds, securing the gold medal and breaking Griffith-Joyner’s Olympic report of 10.62 seconds — a report that dates again to the 1988 Seoul Video games.
But it surely did not cease there for Crew Jamaica, as they dominated the 100 meters on the Tokyo Video games by additionally successful the silver and bronze medals. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce completed second in 10.74 seconds, adopted by Shericka Jackson in 10.76 seconds. This marked the fourth consecutive gold medal within the occasion for Jamaica.
Fraser-Pryce received gold in 2008 and 2012, whereas Thompson-Herah took house gold in 2016. For Crew USA, Teahna Daniels was the very best ending American in seventh place.
Jamaica is thought for having a number of the finest monitor athletes to ever run within the Olympics, with Usain Bolt nonetheless holding the title of quickest man on this planet. In a collection of tweets, Jamaica’s Prime Minister congratulated the athletes and Thompson-Herah on making historical past. “Proud cya finished! #TeamJamaica 1,2,3 Congratulations to our girls for a scintillating finals! Elaine Thompson Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Shericka Jackson! Let’s proceed to make historical past!”
Griffith-Joyner’s 100 meters world report of 10.49 seconds, set on the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials, nonetheless stands.