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
Team Jamaica all day everyday..
Congrats to Elaine on her gold and @realshellyannfp for fighting and showing the heart of champ for Bronze
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 14, 2016
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.