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Elaine Thompson-Herah takes stunning Olympic gold in womens 100m   43%


  • Fraser-Pryce takes silver, Jackson bronze, in Jamaican sweep
  • Great Britain’s Daryll Neita finishes eighth in final

As the greatest women’s 100m race reached its denouement, Elaine Thompson-Herah burned past her greatest rival and then raised her left arm in victory salute. There were hints of Ben Johnson in Seoul, but then the clock flashed up the winning time, 10.61sec, and another name from the 1988 Olympics came to mind: Florence Griffith Joyner.

Incredibly, Thompson-Herah had, after 33 years, broken the American’s Olympic record. And when she talked about potentially downing Griffith Joyner’s world record of 10.49, such talk did not appear quite as fanciful as it would have done a few moments before.

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Tokyo Olympics digest: Thompson-Herah sets new Olympic record with 100m gold   50%

Elaine Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old Olympic record in the women's 100 meters, crossing the line in 10.61 seconds. She led a Jamaican sweep of the medals. Get the latest in DW's digest.


Thompson-Herah defends 100m Olympic title  

Elaine Thompson-Herah became the second-fastest woman in history as she beat fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retain her Olympic 100m title.


Dina Asher-Smith's secret injury & Elaine Thompson-Herah's gold in 100m at Tokyo Olympics   -4%

Relive a dramatic day in the women's 100m at the Tokyo Olympics as Dina Asher-Smith reveals she was running with an injury and Elaine Thompson-Herah wins a second successive gold.


Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah last woman standing as bar brawl boils down to duel   4%

The 100m royal rumble never emerged. Instead it was a whole lot less global and whole lot more personal as Elaine Thompson-Herah overhauled Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.


Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defends 100m title  

Elaine Thompson-Herah became the second-fastest woman in history as she beat fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retain her Olympic 100m title.


Elaine Thompson-Herah defends Olympic 100m title in all-Jamaican podium  


Elaine Thompson-Herah set a new Olympic record of 10.61 seconds as she won the women's 100-meter gold in Tokyo on Saturday.


Thompson-Herah leads Jamaican sweep of women's 100m   24%


Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led home a Jamaican clean sweep in the Olympic women's 100 metres final on Saturday, posting an amazing 10.61 seconds to become the second-fastest woman in history. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had been seeking a third gold in the event, took silver in 10.74 with Shericka Jackson third in 10.76.


Elaine Thompson-Herah repeats as Olympic 100-metre champion in Games-record time   38%


Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic title in the women's 100 metres on Saturday, crossing the line in 10.61 seconds to lower Florence Griffith Joyner's Summer Games record by 1-100th of a second. Canada's Andre De Grasse advanced to the men's semifinals in a season-best 9.91.


Heres what happened on Saturday at the Tokyo Games.  


Katie Ledecky won her second gold medal and Elaine Thompson-Herah set an Olympic record in the 100 meters dash.


Jamaica's Thompson-Herah sets Olympic record in women's 100 meters  

Elaine Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100 meters, pointing at the scoreboard even before crossing the line in 10.61 seconds Saturday to defend her title and lead a Jamaican sweep of the medals.


Thompson-Herah defends Olympic sprint title, Bromell struggles   25%

Elaine Thompson-Herah ran the joint second fastest time in history as she retained her Olympic 100m crown Saturday ahead of pre-race favorite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in a Jamaican podium sweep.