Rio Olympics: Elaine Thompson maintains Jamaican sprint dominance

Rio Olympics: Elaine Thompson maintains Jamaican sprint dominance

Rio Olympics: Elaine Thompson maintains Jamaican sprint dominance

Compatriot Usain Bolt will be looking to achieve the same feat when the men's event concludes Sunday.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was gracious after defeat. The silver was won by Team U.S.A.'s Tori Bowie, who also made her Olympics debut this year, while the bronze wen the Fraser-Pryce.

Fraser-Pryce, wearing her hair dyed in Jamaica's national colours, congratulated her young partner on her win. But the 24-year-old Dutchwoman finished second in the 100 at the world championships last August in Beijing. She ran 10.83 and earned her first medal at the Olympics. "I just got up and wanted to stick with the guys and stay strong".

She had suffered a toe injury earlier this year, and it was too much to ask to come back to compete with Thompson, who was unbeatable on Saturday in Rio.

United States' gold medal victor Jeff Henderson is congratulated by South Africa's silver medal victor Luvo Manyonga after the men's long jump final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

Thompson seemed a little sheepish about beating her idol and joining the list of sprinting greats from the island that adores its track and field stars. In her country, Thompson is considered the next big thing.

In the first round of the women's 400, Allyson Felix of Los Angeles easily won her heat in 51.24 seconds.

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However, the IAAF said it had received new information that led to her suspension.

As of Friday morning, three athletes will each try to become the first woman to win three straight individual titles at the Summer Games. "I'm feeling good. I'm happy I got through", he said. I've seen her work hard and it was her time.

"I cried because [the pain] was unbearable", Fraser-Pryce said. Yet again and again she said, "I'm happy", because of all she'd been through.

Thiam, 21, went into the final event, the 800m, with a narrow 142-point lead over the Briton, knowing that if she finished within nine seconds of her rival gold would be hers.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast could count herself exceptionally unlucky not to walk away with a medal after clocking the same 10.86 time as Fraser-Pryce but being denied a place on the podium by the rarely-resorted to thousandths measurement.

The fourth medal event of the night was the men's long jump.

Snyder, always playing down her role as the coxswain - the only person in the boat without oars - said she told the crew to "trust your fitness, and trust the plan and trust your teammates".

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