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Elaine Thomspon Wins Gold in 100m Final at Rio Olympics

Elaine Thompson won GOLD in 10.71 to become the new Women’s 100m Olympic Champion. Tori Bowie (USA) 10. 83 chased and passed Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to take the silver medal at the Rio Olympics.

Fraser-Pryce had to settle for the bronze after clocking 10.86 in the final. Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast finished fourth in 10.90, equalling her semi-final time.

“This is Elaine’s time to shine, I am happy for her. I’m happy that the gold stays in Jamaica,” Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said after the highly anticipated race.

“It’s amazing. I feel great. I look up to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce so much. Last year she told me I could do so much,” Elaine Thompson revealed.

Usain Bolt congratulated the ladies via Twitter

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson and Christania Williams advanced to Women’s 100M FINAL on Saturday at Rio 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ?? Christania Williams finished eight in 11.80. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was bidding to become the first woman to win three consecutive Olympic 100m gold medals.