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#TokyoGoldRush | Thompson Herah claims historic back-to-back sprint double

Published:Tuesday | August 3, 2021 | 8:44 AM
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Herah smiles after crossing the line to win the Women's 200m final at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday.
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Herah smiles after crossing the line to win the Women's 200m final at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday.

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Herah has created history once more at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Thompson Herah became the first woman to win back-to-back double sprint titles when she followed up her 100m win on Saturday with a win in the 200m final on Tuesday.

Thompson Herah clocked 21.53 seconds, the second fastest time ever recorded and a national record, to defeat Namibia's Christine Mboma, who ran a World Under 20 record of 21.81s for second.

The USA's Gabrielle Thomas took bronze in 21.87s, while the other Jamaican in the race, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, was fourth in 21.94s.

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