Jamaican trio clean sweeps Women's 100 meters in the Olympics

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Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and  Shericka Jackson bagged all three medals in women's 100 meters for Jamaica.

Thompson-Herah led the campaign finishing the race in just 10.61 seconds, which makes her the second-fastest woman in history. The only faster woman than her was Florence Griffith-Joyner at 10.49 in the 1988 Olympics.

Fraser Pryce, who had already won two golds in the event and was seeking for third, got the silver medal by finishing the race in 10.74 seconds.

It took only milliseconds less for Shericka Jackson, who bagged a bronze by finishing it at 10.76 seconds.

“I couldn’t find the words. I screamed so loud because I was so happy,” said Thompson-Herah, who will also attempt to retain her 200m title in Tokyo.

“Last month I didn’t think I would stand here to retain my title. I’ve struggled with my (Achilles) injury for five years and for me to stay focused, hold my composure … there’s nothing more to prove.”

The fastest man, Usain Bolt tweeted the celebration after the girls swept the category.

"It’s A Party here in Jamaica. After the brilliant 123 of our girls," the legendary sprinter tweeted.

Publish : 2021-08-01 08:02:00

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