Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo’s Olympic record in women’s 100

Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's Olympic record in women's 100
Elaine Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100 metros

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

Griffith Joyner set the old record of 10.62 no 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Thompson-Herah beat her top rival, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce de .13 segundos. Shericka Jackson, who moved to the shorter sprints for the Tóquio Olimpíadas, won bronze.

This had been shaping up as a fast race for days, if not months. In June, Fraser-Pryce ran the fourth-fastest time in history at 10.63 segundos.

And when the sprinters arrived in Japão they discovered a fast track at Olympic Stadium

In the semifinals earlier, the Jamaicans all cracked 10.8 to get on the list of the 10 best times in Olympic history.

___

Mais Jogos Olímpicos AP: http://apnews.com/hub/2020-tokyo-olympics e http://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Deixe uma resposta

seu endereço de e-mail não será publicado. Os campos obrigatórios estão marcados *