(CMR) Elaine Thompson-Herah won gold in the 100m in a time of 10.61 seconds as she successfully defended her Olympic Games 100m title in a Jamaican sweep of the medals at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo Saturday.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was second in 10.74 seconds, and Shericka Jackson took the bronze with a new personal record of 10.76.
Thompson-Herah broke Florence Joyner’s Olympic record of 10.62 seconds and Fraser-Pryce’s national record of 10.63 seconds set earlier this year.
Thompson-Herah was ecstatic about her victory; she celebrated with a left-hand salute as she crossed the finish line. It was her first medal since she won the double in Rio 2016. She was fifth in the World Championships final in London in 2017 and fourth in the finals in Doha in 2019.