Elaine Thompson Excellently Makes History At The 2020 Olympics

Elaine Thompson-Herah

Japan presently has a record 17 gold medals, at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics games. As at Saturday July 31, more than 20 gold decorations were awarded.

Among the gold medal winners were Americans Katie Ledecky, who won the womens’ 800m free-style, and Caeleb Dressel who overwhelmed the men’s 100m butterfly and numerous others.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah was in a cheerful mood when she won the gold medal in the 100m Final on Saturday July 31. Elaine Thompson-Herah reflected on her gold medal triumph in Tokyo in the womens’ 100 meter. Following her win she said,

“I knew I had it in me, but obviously, I’ve had my ups and downs with injuries. I’ve been injured so much. I’m grateful I could get back on the track, and get back out on the track this year to retain the title. Now, I have one more to go”

Thompson-Herah said she anticipates contending in the 200 meter and 4x100m relay. She defended her womens’ 100-meter title in Olympic record season of 10.61, breaking legend Florence Griffith Joyner’s mark set in Seoul.


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In an all-Jamaican platform, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also finished second to guarantee a silver medal in 10.74 and Shericka Jackson completing third in 10.76 – an individual best – to acquire the bronze.

“I can’t just imagine if we didn’t have the pandemic what would be happening in Jamaica, just speaking about the legacy that we have back home, all the athletes, young and old, you are all inspired by something that happened tonight, we were just really excited that we were able to come and to have a wonderful show tonight,” Thompson-Herah said following the medal sweep.

Thompson-Herah is the fourth athlete to win two Olympic gold medals in the womens’ 100 meter after Wyomia Tyus in 1964 and 1968 for the US, Gail Devers in 1992 and 1996 for the US and Fraser-Pryce in 2008 and 2012 for Jamaica.

This is the 6th consecutive Olympic Games that the gold decoration winning time was faster than in past Games.

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