Thompson wins Olympic gold for Jamaica in women’s 100m

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) Elaine Thompson continued Jamaica’s Olympic sprint monopoly by winning gold in the women’s 100m at the Rio Games.

The 24-year-old clocked 10.71 seconds to hold off the US’ Tori Bowie, who took silver in 10.83 on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

“When I crossed the line and glanced across to see I was clear, I didn’t know how to celebrate,” Thompson said.

Thompson’s fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, winner of the previous two Olympic gold medals in the event, had to settle for bronze in 10.86.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Cote d’ Ivoire was fourth and Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands fifth.

–IANS

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