Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah completes unprecedented 'double-double'

Last update on. From the section Olympics Thompson-Herah, a victim of an Achilles tendon injury that has lasted several seasons, is celebrating her Rio golds. Tokyo Olympic Games on BBC Dates: 23 Jul-8 Aug Time in Tokyo: BST+8. Listen live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button; Listen live on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra, and Sounds; Live text and video clips available on BBC Sport app and website. Elaine Thompson-Herah was confirmed in the elite group of sprinters by securing a remarkable double-double for women 100m-200m with a stunning victory over the longer distance in Tokyo. The Jamaican 29-year old sprinted home in 21.53 seconds. This was just.19 seconds behind Florence Griffith Joyner's world record of 21.22 seconds. It's the second fastest time in history. After trailing in her draft, Christine Mboma from Namibia, a teenager, won silver in 21.81. Gabrielle Thomas, American champion, won bronze in 21.87. Griffith-Joyner's 21.34 second mark in Seoul in 1988 Games has been unassailable for a long time. However, Thomas' 21.61-second run in the US trials in July and Thompson-Herah who became the second fastest woman over 100m on Saturday have restored it with the help a high-tech track, carbon-stiffened spikes, and Thomas' 21.61-second run in the US trials. Mboma may be the one who can claim the record, however. The 18-year-old Namibian had only run one 200m in May and it was a mere 25.05 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser Fraser-Pryce, a Jamaican legend, was unable to finish the 50-meter race because of her incredible finishing speed. You can help her improve her running speed by focusing on her start. Thompson-Herah and Fraser-Pryce, as well as Shericka Jackson, 100m bronze medallist, will try to ensure Jamaica beats their 4x100m Rio silver in Friday's relay final. Keely Hodgkinson, a British teenager, won 800m silver before Thompson-Herah's win. She broke the Kelly Holmes 26-year old British record by running a tactically flawless 1:55.88. Athing Mu, a 19-year-old American teenager, won gold. Jemma Reekie took bronze from American Raevyn Rods, who was fast to finish. Armand Duplantis won the first in a string of international titles, as he left behind the field in the pole vault. The 21-year old Swede had no choice but to chase his own history and himself by the end. He was the first man to cross 6.02m and narrowly missed the world record in Glasgow. Britain's Harry Coppell placed seventh with a personal best of 5.80m. We will keep you posted.


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