Updated 07/31/2021 10:22 AM
For years, the massive figure of Usain Bolt monopolized attention in sprinting and relegated dazzling athletes to consideration.
Among them, some of his compatriots.
In the first Olympic Games of the post-Bolt era, Elaine Thompson-Herah took gold in the 100 meter sprint in a test that had a podium monopolized by the Jamaicans, who confirmed their hegemony in this distance.
Thompson-Herah, born 29 years ago in Kingston, broke the Olympic record, with a time of 10.61, relegated her compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.74) and Shericka Jackson (10.76), and repeated the gold she had achieved in this test in Rio de Janeiro 2016, where she was also champion in the 200 meters.
In addition, the winner's mark was the second best in the history of this distance, only 12 hundredths higher than the already legendary 10.49 that the American Florence Griffith Joyner established on July 16, 1988 at the Indianapolis trials.
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