OLYMPIC GAMES – JAM – Thompson-Herah runs Olympic record to retain 100m title in Tokyo

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In one of the greatest sprint races of all-time, Elaine Thompson-Herah stunned with an Olympic record of 10.61 (-0.6m/s) to retain her 100m title at the Tokyo 2020 Games on Saturday (31).

Leading an all-Jamaican podium, the 2016 Olympic 100m and 200m winner blazed away from her rivals to claim the crown ahead of multiple global gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Rio Olympic 400m medallist Shericka Jackson, as the top three all dipped under 10.80.

The equal second-fastest time in women’s 100m history, Thompson-Herah’s mark improves by 0.01 an Olympic record which had been set by world record-holder Florence Griffith-Joyner in Seoul in 1988. The fast-starting Fraser-Pryce ran 10.74 for her seventh Olympic medal, while Jackson clocked a 10.76 PB for a second Olympic bronze and Ivory Coast’s multiple world medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou finished fourth in 10.91.

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SOURCE: WORLD ATHLETICS

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