Elaine Thompson of Jamaica wins Gold Women’s 100m Sprint Race

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Sprint Race event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday.

With a time of 10.71 seconds, Elaine Thompson won her first ever Olympic medal, and that too a gold medal, defeating two-time defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Elaine Thompson of Jamaica wins Gold Women's 100m Sprint Race of Rio 2016

Tori Bowie of United States won the silver medal finishing second with a time of 10.83, going past Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the last few meters of the race.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica – the gold medal winner at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 had to settle for a bronze this time around finishing third with a season best time of 10.86 seconds.

Thompson was the class of the field, jumping out to the lead early and never letting up.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was unable to win her third consecutive gold medal in the 100 meters. She had suffered a toe injury earlier this year, and it was too much to ask to come back to compete with Thompson, who was unbeatable on Saturday in Rio.

Even if Fraser-Pryce wasn’t able to win, Jamaica continued its dominance in the event as another star emerged.

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