Elaine Thompson Hera of Jamaica has been named the world’s fastest runner. Elaine set a new Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100m, the most glamorous event of the Olympics. Another important thing is that Jamaica swept all three medals in this event.
Superstar Shelley Ann Fraser, the fastest runner in the last two games, failed to score a hat-trick. This time when they had to settle for silver, Sherica Jackson also won bronze. The second and third place winners were decided at the photo finish. This is the second time Jamaica has won a medal in the women’s 100m. They also finished in the top three at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Elaine finished the race in 10.61 seconds. Fraser was second in 19.74 seconds and Sherica was third in 10.76 seconds. Elaine and Shelley were almost together at the start of the race. But Elaine, who had advanced in the last 40 meters, then flew to the finish line, not allowing Shelley to accompany her. Shelley and Shereka almost crossed the finish line together. So they both deal with their confidence as they choose to embark on their play activities.
Shelley (10.73 seconds) had the best time in the semi-finals to get on track in the final. They also had the best time in the 100 meters this year (10.63 seconds). But in the final eleynre masmarika jump in front of a 34-year-old kitaccupeavukayayirunnu. The Jamaican also holds the record for the second best time in the world in the women’s 100 meters. The current world record in the 100 meters is 10.41 seconds set by Florence Griffith Joner of the United States at the 1988 Olympics.