World, Tokyo Olympics 2020: Live News, Medals And Results On July 31

World, Tokyo Olympics 2020: Live News

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah says she is grateful to 'get back on the track' following injuries

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah defended her women's 100-meter title in Olympic record time of 10.61, breaking Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old mark set in 1988.

7/31/2021 5:34:00 PM

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah defended her women's 100-meter title in Olympic record time of 10.61, breaking Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old mark set in 1988.

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29 min agoJamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah says she is grateful to "get back on the track" following injuriesFrom CNN's Fernando Alfonso in AtlantaJamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 100m final on July 31. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Elaine Thompson-Herah reflected on her gold medal victory in Tokyo today in the women's 100 meter, saying,"I knew I had it in me, but obviously, I've had my ups and downs with injuries."“I've been injured so much. I'm grateful I could get back on the track, and get back out on the track this year to retain the title," Thompson-Herah said following her win."Now, I have one more to go."

Thompson-Herah said she looks forward to competing in the 200 meter and 4x100m relay.Earlier today:Thompson-Herah defended her women's 100-meter title in Olympic record time of 10.61, breaking Florence Griffith Joyner's 33-year-old mark set in Seoul. headtopics.com

Completing an all-Jamaican podium, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finished second to claim silver in 10.74 and Shericka Jackson finished third in 10.76 -- a personal best -- to earn the bronze.“I can’t just imagine if we didn’t have the pandemic what would be happening in Jamaica, just speaking about the legacy that we have back home, all the athletes, young and old, you are all inspired by something that happened tonight, we were just really excited that we were able to come and to have a wonderful show tonight," Thompson-Herah said following the medal sweep.

Thompson-Herah is the fourth athlete to win two Olympic gold medals in the women's 100 meter after Wyomia Tyus in 1964 and 1968 for the US,Gail Deversin 1992 and 1996 for the US and Fraser-Pryce in 2008 and 2012 for Jamaica.This is the sixth straight Olympic Games that the gold medal-winning time was faster than in previous Games.

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Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo-Jo's Olympic recordJamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Florence Griffith Joyner's Olympic record in the women's 100 meters.

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Elaine Thompson-Herah wins 100m gold, breaks Olympic recordThe Jamaican sprinter completed the race on Saturday in a contest record time of 10.61 seconds, beating her closest rival by .13 seconds

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