Elaine Thompson-Herah sets new Olympics 100m record

– – 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. The 29-year-old ran 10.61 seconds, a new Olympic record and just 0.12secs short of the world record set by the US’ Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. Shericka Jackson completed a Jamaican one-two-three in Tokyo with a time of 10.76, 0.02 behind Fraser-Pryce. Great Britain’s Daryll Neita finished eighth in 11.12. “I have been struggling with my injury back and forth,” Thompson-Herah told BBC Sport after victory. – –…

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