News : Jamaican hat-trick at 100 with Elaine Thompson’s Olympic Record
The Jamaican athlete Elaine Thompson has revalidated her Olympic champion title of the women’s 100 meters in Tokyo, by winning this Saturday in the final, with a record of the Games and with a mark that makes her the second fastest woman in history, ahead of her compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson.
Thompson, who toShe attended the Olympics as a defending champion in the 100 and 200 meters, showed her power in a test in which she stopped the clock at 10.61, a mark that allows her to set a new Olympic record and that at the world level is only behind the 10.49 of the American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. With this, he conquers the fourth consecutive gold in the test for Jamaica, which has taken all the positions of the podium.
Fraser Pryce stayed close
Shelly-Ann Fraser, who was aiming for her third Olympic title after being champion in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, had to settle for the silver medal, which improves the bronze of Rio. Shericka Jackson, meanwhile, debuted her record in the Games with a bronze.
Meanwhile, in the men’s 100-meter series, already immersed in the ‘post Usain Bolt’ era, Canadian Andre de Grasse, silver in the 200 and bronze in 100 meters in Rio 2016, set the best time of the series (9 , 91), equaling the best mark of the year. Italian Marcell Jacobs, who set his country’s record with a surprising 9.94, and American Fred Kerley (9.97) took the podium on the timesheets. Meanwhile, another of the big favorites, the Jamaican Yohan Blake (10.06), silver in London, finished second in his series behind the Australian Rohan Browning (10.01), enough to advance to the semifinals.