Elaine Thompson keeps queen of the track title

Elaine Thompson keeps queen of the track title

Elaine Thompson keeps queen of the track title

Written by Staff Writer

14 Aug, 2016 | 10:06 pm

Over on the track, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson surprised even herself by storming to victory in the Olympic women’s 100 metres on Saturday as compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce failed in her bid to win a third straight title.

Twenty-four-year-old Thompson claim her first major individual title in 10.71 seconds, one hundredth of a second outside her personal best.

American Tori Bowie took silver in 10.83 while Fraser-Pryce took bronze.

Mo Farah simply refused to relinquish his 10,000m crown as the Briton recovered from a fall to retain his title.

Farah finished in a time of 27 minutes and 5.17 seconds to take win back-to-back Olympic 10,000m golds and is now seeking to retain the 5,000m too.

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