Elaine Thompson-Herah produced a shocking efficiency to safe the gold medal within the girls’s 100m closing at the Tokyo Olympics. Thompson-Herah‘s time of 10.61 seconds noticed her develop into the second-fastest girl in historical past, as she now sits simply behind Florence Griffith Joyner‘s time of 10.49 within the US Olympics trials in 1988.
She now holds the Olympic document, having crushed Griffith Joyner‘s time of 10.62 seconds, which she recorded within the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
The Jamaican has efficiently defended the title she received in Rio de Janeiro 5 years in the past and was joined on the rostrum by compatriots Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, who received the silver medal with a time of 10.74, and Shericka Jackson, who received bronze with a time of 10.76.
Though Fraser-Pryce led for a lot of the race, Thompson-Herah stretched forward within the closing 30 metres earlier than ending with a commanding lead.
The controversy over ‘super-spikes’ dominated a lot of the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics and the proof of their impression was seen right here, with an Olympic document despatched tumbling.
It seems only a matter of time earlier than Griffith Joyner‘s world document can also be crushed, on this new period of operating expertise in athletics.