RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Elaine Thompson completed the women’s sprint double at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday night (17 Aug).
The Stephen Francis-coached athlete became the first Jamaican to achieve the feat when she crossed the finish line in 21.78.
Thompson, who was almost perfect off the curve, was unstoppable down the home straight.
Netherland’s Dafne Schippers, the 2015 world champion, pushed her to the line, but her 21.88 time was only good enough for second.
American Tori Bowie, who also ran extremely well, finished third in 22.15.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye, the only other Caribbean woman in the final, finished 6th in 22.34