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Tokyo Olympics: THIS country sweeps women’s 100-meters, wins all three gold, silver and bronze medals

Sunday, 1 August 2021 (10:53 IST)
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic 100m crown on Saturday, storming to victory with the second fastest time in history.

Thompson-Herah raced over the line at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium in 10.61sec, with two-time champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking silver in 10.74 and Shericka Jackson bronze in 10.76.

Thompson-Herah's Olympic record winning mark matched the second-fastest time in history of 10.61 set by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner.

Only Griffith-Joyner, the 1988 Olympic champion who remains the world record holder with a best 10.49, has ever run faster.

World 100m champion Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain failed to make the final having only recently returned with a hamstring injury and has pulled out of the 200m.

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