Thompson-Herah breaks 100m Olympic mark
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica has broken Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100 meters.
She crossed the line in 10.61 seconds to defend her title and lead a Jamaican sweep of the medals, besting Joyner’s mark of 10.62 at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Thompson-Herah beat rival Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by .13 seconds. Shericka Jackson won bronze. This had been shaping up as a fast race for some time. Fraser-Pryce ran the fourth-fastest time in history at 10.63 seconds in June.
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