Olympics: Jamaican Female Runners Win Gold, Silver and Bronze, Elaine Thompson-Herah Breaks Record

Olympics: Jamaican Female Runners Win Gold, Silver and Bronze, Elaine Thompson-Herah Breaks Record

  • Jamaica have won gold, silver, and bronze in the female 100m final after Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson stunned the world
  • Elaine Thompson-Herah became the fastest woman alive after she smashed the Olympic record
  • Second and third place was only separated by two-hundredths of a second with Shericka Jackson setting a new personal best time for herself

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Jamaica is famous for its Olympic bobsled team and for its prowess in athletics. The Jamaican females 100m sprinters have stunned the world with their stunning performance.

They took gold, silver, and bronze in the 100m sprint with Elaine Thompson setting a new Olympic record.

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Elaine Thompson-Herah Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson took gold, silver and bronze at the Tokyo Olympics. Photo credit: @BleacherReport
Source: Twitter

Elaine Thompson-Herah took the gold, finishing the race in 10.61 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was hot on her heels with 10.74 seconds and Shericka Jackson was literally a couple of split seconds behind her at 10.76 seconds.

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Jackson set her personal best time during the race. Elaine is now officially the second-fastest woman in history.

Fastest woman alive

The current world record for the female 100m sprint is held by Florence Griffith-Joyner which stands at 10.49 seconds.

Griffith-Joyner sadly passed away in 1998 which makes Elaine the fastest woman alive.

World reacts to Jamaica taking top three spots on the podium for the 100m

@EmmanuelAcho:

"There it is! Jamaica takes the Gold, Silver AND Bronze in the Women’s 100m at the #Olympics.
Elaine Thompson wins in 10.61 seconds, running an Olympic record. The 2nd fastest time EVER & becoming the fastest woman alive!
I told y’all, those Jamaicans are BOUT THAT ACTION!!"

@JamaicanLabrat:

"As the commentator said last night, Shelly is the greatest female sprinter and she didn't need the Gold to prove it. She set the standard as double Olympic champion and now Elaine has equalled it. I understand that Shelly is disappointed, but she is a legend."

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Okagbare gets provisional suspension

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for doping after she tested positive for a banned substance.

The AIU said the 32-year-old tested positive for human growth hormone after her samples were taken on July 19, which was four days before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics started.

The results which turned out positive came out on July 30, 2021 after Okagbare had won her heat and qualified into the 100meters semi-final. She was one of Nigeria's medal hopeful at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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