Rio De Janeiro: Make it a triple for Jamaica in the women’s 100-m, and a leg up in the rivalry between the sprinting-obsessed nation and the United States.
For the third Olympics in a row, the fastest race in the Olympics belongs to Jamaica. Elaine Thompson, owner of the world’s fastest time this year entering the Rio Olympics, crushed the field in the final, finishing the race in 10.71 seconds. Tori Bowe of the U.S. got the silver, clocking in at 10.83 seconds.
Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, who won this race at the last two Olympics and was seeking to become the first woman to ever win three-straight Olympic 100-meter races, came in third, at 10.89 seconds.