• Tue. Jan 18th, 2022
Thompson-Herah came in first place to win the gold medal in 10.61, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce came in second place to win the silver medal in 10.74, and Shericka Jackson won the bronze medal in 10.76.

Breaks FloJo’s record 

With her win, Thompson-Herah broke the second-fastest time in history set by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner, who became the fastest woman in the world in 1988. However, Griffith-Joyner still holds the world record with a best 10.49.

This was the first Jamaican sweep of the medals since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. That was the same year that Usain Bolt, who is also Jamaican, became the fastest man in the world.

Bolt proudly celebrated the historic 2021 win by the three women by tweeting: “Clean Sweep.. #TeamJamaica”

Source: BlackNews.com