It was billed a star-studded contention that anyone could win.
As agelong arsenic that person's sanction was Elaine.
The latest successful the agelong database of Jamaican velocity stars, Elaine Thompson-Herah blew distant a much-decorated tract successful the 200 meters Tuesday night. She completed her 2nd consecutive Olympic sprint expanse successful 21.53 seconds, the second-fastest clip successful history.
It marked the 2nd clip successful 4 nights that Thompson-Herah has won a sprint and recorded a clip that fell abbreviated of lone Florence Griffith Joyner's hallowed, 33-year-old satellite records. The 200 grounds is 21.34.
Four nights agone successful the 100 meters, Thompson-Herah started pointing astatine the timepiece a fewer steps earlier the decorativeness enactment and finished successful 10.61, which was bully for the Olympic grounds but not Flo Jo's wide people of 10.49.
In the 200, she ran hard each the mode done and stuck her lingua retired arsenic she pushed her thorax guardant astatine the line. No question present astir what would've happened if she'd near it each connected the track.
Both finishes, of course, equaled golden medals, and present Thompson-Herah volition person astatine slightest 4 erstwhile she gets backmost to Jamaica. There's a accidental for a 5th erstwhile she competes successful the women's 4x100-meters this weekend.
She topped astonishment second-place finisher Christine Mboma of Namibia by .48, portion American Gabby Thomas took bronze.
This was a star-studded final, defined arsenic overmuch by who didn't decorativeness connected the podium arsenic who did.
Thompson's Jamaican teammate, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, finished 4th and Shaune Miller-Uibo, who focused connected the 200 alternatively of defending her rubric successful the 400, came successful last.
Miller-Uibo is inactive successful the premix for the 400, aft finishing archetypal successful a preliminary vigor earlier Tuesday.
Thompson-Herah joins different Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and Barbel Wockel of the erstwhile East Germany arsenic the 3rd back-to-back champion successful the 200.
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