The fastest woman alive Elaine Thompson-Hera, the Jamaican sprinting queen, has become the 1st woman to take home the 100m and 200m gold at consecutive Olympic games.
She joins Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, who has also won consecutive gold medals at the Olympics in both the 100m and 200m events.
Elaine Thompson sprint the 200m in a whopping 21.53s, after setting a new Olympic record of 10.61s in the 100m just a few days before.
Elaine’s 200m performance set a new national record for Jamaica.
The second place Namibian Christine Mboma overtook Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce in the last 50m, which pushed her off the medal platform into 4thplace. The American Gabby Thomas placed third.
Just a couple months ago Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was crowned the fastest woman alive in the 100m, when she ran 10.63s at a meet held in Jamaica.
Despite the accomplishment, Shelly failed to defend the title at the Olympics, losing to her Jamaican counterpart Elaine Thompson-Hera who now wears that title.
🥇 GOLD!— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 3, 2021
Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defends her 200m Olympic title!
She's done the double double - two golds in Rio, two golds in Tokyo. #bbcolympics #Tokyo2020