GOLD for Elaine Thompson in 200m at Rio Olympics!

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thompson-copped-200-rio.jpgJamaica's golden girl Elaine Thompson cannot be beaten. After winning the 100 meters, Thompson became the first athlete since Florence Griffith-Joyner to win the 100-200 double by running away with the 200 meters on Wednesday night with a time of 21.78.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, won world title in 2015, finished in the silver medal position, and Tori Bowie of the U.S., who won silver in the 100, came in third to win bronze.

Schippers, who is the third fastest 200 runner of all time, ran 21.88 to finish second. She nearly reeled in Thompson, but just didn't have enough in the race's final moments to overtake sprinting's newest star.

Thompson won the 100 meters in 10.71, and ran away with the title in Rio on Wednesday. She has established herself as the best sprinter in the world -- and she'll have another opportunity to add more hardware to her medal collection in the women's 4x100 with her Jamaican teammates on Friday.

It is the first Olympic Games for the 23-year-old University of Technology student.


Elaine Thompson
Age: 24 years old
High School: Manchester High School
Tertiary Education: University of Technology, Jamaica
Events: Women's 100m, 200m, 4X100m relay
Personal Best: 100m - 10.70s, 200m - 21.66
Interesting Facts:
She had a spectacular 200-metre race winning silver medal at the Beijing World Championships in 21.66 seconds, the fifth-fastest time ever over the distance.