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Elaine Thompson Wins Women’s 200 Meter to secure Sprint Double

Elaine Thompson
Written by Glen Benjamin

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won the Women’s 200-meter Finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Thompson defeated her rival and the reigning World Champion Dafne Schippers of Netherlands, to win the gold in the race. Schippers took silver and leaned forward at the line in a bid to catch Thompson.

Thompson was first out the blocks and lead the race from start to end. The race got tight toward at the finish line but Thompson prevailed. She ran the distance in 21.78 seconds.

Elaine Thompson won the women’s 100-meter final in 10.71 on Sunday, August 14th, 2016. She will add the 200 Gold to her 100 Gold and has the Olympic sprint double at the Rio Games. Thompson became the 1st woman since Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo) to win the Olympic sprint double. Many are now calling her the Rio Olympic “Sprint Queen”.

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Glen Benjamin

I strongly believe there are 3 sides to every story. Telling each side is the challenge.

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