In Rio, Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women’s 100-meter final. She is the fourth Jamaican woman to win an Olympic gold medal. She won the women’s 200m title five years ago. Usain Bolt was the first athlete to win three consecutive 100m titles. In Rio, Shericka Jackson also won three straight gold medals.
Fraser-Pryce was looking for her third Olympic gold in the 100 meters. She won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2012 and took bronze at the 2016 Olympics. But Thompson-Herah broke the previous world record and won gold in both the 100 and 200 meter events in Rio. She’s the first woman to win gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the same Olympics.
The victory is a big moment for Thompson-Herah. At the 2016 Olympics, she won gold in both the 100 and 200 meters. She’s also the only Jamaican woman to win both the 100 and 200 meters in the same Olympic Games. But she was not the favorite and had to overcome the challenge of Marie-Josse Ta Lou and Shericka Jackson.
With the gold medal, Thompson-Herah will become the first Jamaican woman to win two Olympic golds in a row. She’s also the first Jamaican woman to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter gold at the same Olympics. She also set a record for the shortest distance in the women’s sprint. The silver medal was awarded to the country’s second place finisher in the event.
The Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah is the reigning Olympic women’s 100m champion. The defending champion was a year ago. She beat out two other Jamaicans in the first round, including the Olympic record holder Shericka Jackson. During the final race, Thompson-Herah outpaced Fraser-Pryce and Jackson, while her teammate was the world’s fastest.
A three-time Olympian, Thompson-Herah was the defending champion in the 100-meters. She was up against Canadian Marie-Josse Ta Lou, who won the women’s 100-meter title at the 2012 and 2008 Olympics. However, Thompson-Herah’s second-place finish put her ahead of both of them in the final.
Despite the strong competition, Thompson-Herah was the defending champion in the women’s 100-meters. She was a gold medal favorite in both Beijing and London. She was also the fastest in the heats, while Jackson finished seventh. The defending champions were the fastest in the final, with the exception of Canada’s Shericka Jackson.
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