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Jamaica sweeps women's 100-meters finals in Tokyo Olympics

Jamaica sweeps women's 100-meters finals in Tokyo Olympics

Team Jamaica has swept the top 3 spots in the women's 100-meter Olympic final, today, July 31, 2021, in Tokyo Japan.

No contestant stood a chance against Jamaica's sprinting trio, in a race that saw Elaine Thompson-Herah winning followed by Shelly Ann-Fraser Pryce and Shericka Jackson.

Thompson's time of 10.61 is a new Olympic record and also marks back-to-back gold medals for the 29-year-old Jamaican, as she also took gold in this event in Rio.

Thompson's time of 10.61 is a new Olympic record and also marks back-to-back gold medals for Thompson, as she also took gold in this event in Rio.


4th Gold for Jamaica in woman's 100m finals


The second-place medal went to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with 10.74 and third to Shericka Jackson with 10.76.

Saturday's sprint is the fourth consecutive gold medal in the event for Jamaica. Fraser-Prycer took home gold in 2008 and 2012 and Thompson-Herah won gold in 2016.

Absent from the competition was America's Sha’Carri Richardson, the 21-year-old American sprinter who clinched the U.S. record with a 10.86 at the U.S. Olympic trials in June.

Richardson has tested positive for marijuana after the race, voiding the record and barring her from competing in Tokyo.

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