OLYMPICS 2021: Women’s 100M and 200M Finals | Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson makes history

Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah completes unprecedented ‘double-double’

Elaine Thompson BREAKS HISTORIC 100 METER RECORD Of Florence Griffith Joyner!

In the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Elaine Thompson from Jamaica ran one of the all-time greatest 100 meter races in history, and en route to her 2nd Olympic Gold Medal in this event, she took down one of the most untouchable records in track and field.

Elaine Thompson MAKES HISTORY! | Women’s 200 Meter Finals – Tokyo 2021

Elaine Thompson-Herah confirmed her place among the pantheon of sprint greats as she secured an unprecedented women’s 100m-200m double-double with a sensational victory over the longer distance in Tokyo.           

The 29-year-old Jamaican surged home in 21.53 seconds, just 0.19 seconds off Florence Griffith-Joyner’s long-standing world record, to back up her individual golds from Rio 2016. It is the second-fastest time in history.

Trailing in her draught, Namibian teenager Christine Mboma, who was barred from her favoured 400m two weeks before the Games on account of her naturally high testosterone levels, took silver in 21.81.

Gabrielle Thomas, the American champion, took bronze in 21.87.

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  • Chris  On 08/04/2021 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations to the Jamaican track ladies. They are the mega-superstars of this Olympics.

    Also, congratulations to superstar Andre de Grasse on his brilliant win in the men’s 200m sprint.

    His West Indian parents (mom from Trinidad and dad from Barbados) must be over the moon. Mom will have plenty of roti and curried chicken mixed with potatoes when he gets back. That’s his favourite!

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