Jamaica's Thompson-Herah breaks 100m Olympic record

Jamaica

© APA | Elaine Thompson-Herah

# 31 July 2021 20:46 (UTC +04:00)

Elaine Thompson-Herah became the second-fastest woman in history as she beat fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retain her Olympic 100m title, APA reports citing BBC.

The 29-year-old ran 10.61 seconds, a new Olympic record and just 0.12secs short of the world record set by the US' Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.

Shericka Jackson completed a Jamaican one-two-three in Tokyo with a time of 10.76, 0.02 behind Fraser-Pryce.

Great Britain's Daryll Neita finished eighth in 11.12.

"I have been struggling with my injury back and forth," Thompson-Herah told BBC Sport after victory.

"I see all the bad comments. I take all of my losses, all of my defeats and I use them as my motivation."

Neita's GB team-mate Dina Asher-Smith failed to qualify for the final and then withdrew from the 200m after revealing she tore her hamstring earlier this month.

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