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.
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.