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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.            Continue reading

Rio2016: Elaine Thompson confirmed as the world’s fastest woman with 200m gold

Elaine Thompson confirmed as the world’s fastest woman with 200m gold

  • Jamaican secures 100m-200m double by edging out Dafne Schippers
  • ‘I let my light shine tonight,’ says Thompson after winning in 21.78 sec
Sprinter Elaine Thompson
Jamaican Elaine Thompson has added 200m sprint gold to her 100m title earlier in the Rio Games, confirming herself as the fastest woman on earth. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

Elaine Thompson ended any lingering doubts about who is the fastest women on the planet by completing a famous 100m and 200m sprint double – the first since Florence Griffith Joyner at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. The Jamaican held off the challenge from pre-race favourite Dafne Schippers, who loomed but never delivered, to take gold in 21.78 sec, the fastest time in the world this year.  Continue reading

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