Bookie Celebrate All-Jamaican Podium Finish in Olympic 100m Race
Elaine Thompson-Herah was already celebrating before she crossed the finish line. She finished ahead of the pack in an all-Jamaican podium at the 100-meter race in the Olympics.
A month ago, it was a different story. Thompson-Herah thought she couldn’t participate in the Olympics due to an Achilles injury. But, it is already in the past. Not only did she win the gold medal, but she also broke the Olympic record.
According to online bookie software reports, she broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s record with a time of 10.61 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce came in second and Shericka Jackson in third. So it was possible to break the world record of 10.49 if she didn’t celebrate early.
All-Jamaican Podium Finish
The gold medal in Tokyo is Thompson-Herah’s third. She won the gold medal in the 100-meter and 200-meter events in Rio 2016. Also, she has the chance to win three straight gold medals in the 100-medal in the next Olympics.
The Olympic Stadium didn’t have any fans due to the pandemic. However, organizers gave an impressive light show a couple of minutes before the race. The stadium lights dimmed and lit up the track with the names of the competitors.
Thompson-Herah and Fraser-Pryce were neck-and-neck until the halfway point of the race. Then, the former pulled away to win the race. The latter is the reigning world champion. She came in at 10.74 seconds. In four Olympics, Fraser-Pryce earned two golds, one silver, and one bronze medal. Jackson clocked in 10.76 seconds to earn the bronze medal. So she got a silver and a bronze from the Rio Olympics.
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