[BREAKING] Olympics: Thompson-Herah wins women's 100m after Okagbare's suspension - Punch Newspapers
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31 July 2021Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic 100m crown on Saturday, storming to victory with the second-fastest time in history.This is coming after Blessing Okagbare, who is the reigning Nigerian record holder in both the 100m and 200m, was barred from the Olympics after failing a drug test, the first doping case of the Tokyo games track and field competition.
Okagbare – Nigeria’s brightest hope in women’s 100m – finished first in her heat in 11.05 seconds to advance to the semi-final before she was suspended.Thompson-Herah raced over the line at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium in 10.61sec, with two-time champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking silver in 10.74 and Shericka Jackson bronze in 10.76 sec.
Thompson-Herah’s Olympic record winning time matched the second-fastest time in the history of 10.61sec set by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner.Only Griffith-Joyner, the 1988 Olympic champion who remains the world record holder with a best 10.49, has ever run faster. headtopics.com
Read AlsoThe Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement that Okagbare, who won her opening heat of the women’s 100m on Friday, had tested positive for human growth hormone.The out-of-competition test was conducted on July 19, the AIU said. Okagbare was notified of the test results early Saturday.
Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Okagbare, 32, won her heat in 11.05sec on Friday.Okagbare’s suspension is the latest twist in a troubled track and field campaign at the Olympics for Nigeria. Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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You just had to rub it in 💔 💔. Congrats to Thompson though, well-deserved Given the finish time of the gold, silver and bronze winner, Okagbare would have finished without a medal You just had to run it in 💔 💔. Congrats to Thompson though, well-deserved The headline reading like Blessing stood a chance😂😂
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