Golden Girl! Elaine Thompson places first in 100m at Rio Olympics

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elaine-thompson-gold-100-final-rio.jpgJamaica secured gold in the women's 100m as Elaine Thompson gave the island our third consecutive 100m Olympic gold medal.

Thompson, competing at her maiden Olympics, took the victory in 10.71 seconds to add Olympics 100m gold to her 2015 World Championships 200m bronze.

Yardflex congratulates Elaine Thompson on an outstanding achievement

Who Is Elaine Thompson?
PROFILE - 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 -10.70, 200m - 21.66

Interesting Facts:
Won silver in the women's 200m at the 2015 World Championships in 21.66 seconds, the fifth-fastest time ever over the distance.
Jointly holds Jamaica's national record in the women's 100 of 10.70 with MVP club mate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Is the reigning national 100m champion.