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Jamaican athlete Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Olympic record in women’s 100 meters to win Gold

Elaine Thompson-Herah from Jamaica won gold in the women’s 100 meters final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, breaking an Olympic record in 10.61 seconds.

At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Florence Griffith Joyner established the previous mark of 10.62 seconds.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and Shericka Jackson of Jamaica won silver and bronze, respectively, with times of 10.74 and 10.76.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Thompson-Herah earned two gold medals in the women’s 100 and 200 meters, as well as a silver in the women’s 4100 meters.

Jamaica is well-known for its Olympic bobsled team and physical excellence. The women’s 100-meter sprinters from Jamaica have surprised the globe with their incredible performance.

In the 100m sprint, they won gold, silver, and bronze, with Elaine Thompson setting a new Olympic record.

Elaine Thompson-Herah won the gold medal, clocking a time of 10.61 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was only a fraction of a second behind her in 10.74 seconds, and Shericka Jackson was just a fraction of a second behind her in 10.76 seconds.

During the race, Jackson established a new personal best time. Elaine is currently the second-fastest woman on the planet.

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The fastest woman on the planet

Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the current world record for the female 100m sprint, which she set in 10.49 seconds.

Griffith-Joyner died in 1998, making Elaine the fastest woman living today.

Source: unitedshowbiz.com.gh

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