Came on a mission just to exalt the glory of the Lord. Think it, believe it, work and pray for it you can achieve it. THANKS for all the love and support 🇯🇲❤️🇯🇲. 1 more to go!! #historybooks #grateful #joyous #hisglory pic.twitter.com/mJffXIDmMf
— Elaine Thompson Herah (@FastElaine) August 3, 2021
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”