On Saturday, Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah won the Women’s 100 meters. She posted the second-fastest time ever at the Prefontaine Classic, a Diamond League event, and crossed the finishing line in 10.54 seconds.
According to the champion, she surprised herself, beating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by nearly two-tenths of a second. Shreicka Jackson finished her race in third place. American athlete Florence Griffith-Joyer is the only woman to have run faster over the distance with a world record of 10.49 seconds in 1988.
She said that to come back with a personal best after the championship was amazing and she hasn’t run that fast in five years. She had so much more in herself and she made it possible. She was seen celebrating her victory. She made a new record in the race despite coming into the games off the back of niggling injury. The injury had threatened her inclusion to win the games.
Another Jamaican to win three consecutive Olympic 100-meter was Usain Bolt, he won medals between 2008 and 2016. Thompson-Herah now has her chance to win the medal for the same at the Paris Games in 2024.