Elaine Thompson-Herah set an Olympic record with her time of 10.61 seconds in the women’s 100 meters.Doug Mills/The New York Times

TOKYO — Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women’s 100-meter gold medal for the second consecutive Olympics, edging out her Jamaican teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Shericka Jackson won the bronze, completing a Jamaican sweep of medals — the country’s first three medals of the Games.

Who was fastest at each meter

Thompson-Herah, 29, set an Olympic record with her time of 10.61 seconds and was 12-hundredths of a second off the world record set by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. Fraser-Pryce, who led midway through the race, was overtaken by Thompson-Herah at about the 60-meter mark.

After two days of heats, the athletes have been calling the Olympic Stadium track fast — “superfast,” as Fraser-Pryce put it. And the women’s 100 final was just that, with Thompson-Herah’s Olympic record and Jackson’s personal best time of 10.76.

Speed during the entire race

Thompson-Herah

24.20m.p.h.

at 68 meters

21.01m.p.h.

Fraser-Pryce

24.08m.p.h.

at 49 meters

20.79m.p.h.

Jackson

23.93m.p.h.

at 70 meters

20.83m.p.h.

Ta Lou

23.54m.p.h.

at 54 meters

20.57m.p.h.

del Ponte

23.31m.p.h.

at 54 meters

20.35m.p.h.

Kambundji

23.23m.p.h.

at 52 meters

20.34m.p.h.

Daniels

23.22m.p.h.

at 61 meters

20.28m.p.h.

Neita

22.96m.p.h.

at 49 meters

20.07m.p.h.

Thompson-Herah’s win extends Jamaica’s Olympic reign in the women’s 100-meter dash to four straight golds, starting with Fraser-Pryce’s victory at the 2008 Games in Beijing.


Jamaica dominates women’s 100-meter race for four straight Olympics






Source: World Athletics

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