Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah grew to become the primary ever lady to win the 100 meter and 200 meter dash double at two consecutive Olympic Video games, with a surprising gold in Tuesday’s ladies’s 200 meter ultimate.
Thompson-Herah received gold in 21.53 seconds – the second quickest time in ladies’s 200 meter historical past.
The Jamaican accomplished the primary of her 100 meter and 200 meter dash doubles on the 2016 Rio Video games – the primary lady to attain this feat in 28 years.
The 29-year-old received her 100 meter gold at Tokyo in an Olympic document time on Saturday earlier than sealing her place in historical past with an emphatic efficiency within the ladies’s 200 meter on Tuesday.
In males’s athletics, solely Usain Bolt has surpassed this feat successful the dash double on three straight events – Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
Christina Mboma of Nambia secured a surprising silver in a time of 21.81 seconds – a brand new junior world document.
Gabby Thomas of america took bronze.