Elaine Thompson is the seventh woman to win the sprint double at an Olympic Games. She is, however, the first Caribbean woman to achieve the feat.
Thompson won the 100m in 10.71 on Saturday (13 Aug) and 200m in 21.78 on Wednesday (17 Aug).
100m (11.9)/200m (24.4).
Majorie Jackson (AUS)-Helsinki, Finland 1952
100m (11.65)/200m (23.89),
Betty Cuthbert (AUS)-Melbourne, Australia 1956
100m (11.82)/200m (23.55),
Wilma Rudolph (USA)-Rome, Italy1960
100m (11.18w)/200m (24.13),
Renate Stecher (East Germany)-Munch, West Germany1972
100m (11.07)/200m (22.40),
Florence Griffith Joyner (USA)-Seoul, South Korea1988
100m (10.54w)/200m (21.34)
Thompson is the first Jamaican to do sprint double.
Best double attempts by Jamaican….
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 2012
Veronica Campbell-Brown, 2004
bronze 100m 10.97/gold 200m 22.04,
Merlene Ottey, 1996
silver 100m 10.96/silver 200m-22.24, 1984 bronze 100m 11.16/bronze 200m 22.09,
Juliet Cuthbert, 1992
silver 100m 10.83/silver 200m-22.02
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