JapanThe first place in the 200m final with 21 seconds 53 on the evening of August 3, Elaine Thompson-Herah acquired the full set of two most prestigious gold medals in the Olympic women’s athletics Tokyo 2020.
After the gold medal in the 100m race on July 31, at the Olympic Stadium, Sapporo today, Thompson-Herah once again proved her position as the number one in the women’s world in the short distance race, when convincingly won the 200m content. .
Of the eight runners in the final, Thompson-Herah was the slowest to respond to the start signal, taking 0.173 seconds. But in return, the 29-year-old athlete then accelerated to quickly take the lead and hold this position until the finish.
Victory in the 200m event today helps Thompson-Herah become the first female runner in history to win the 100m – 200m gold medal in two Olympics. Compared to Rio 2016, when she achieved 10 seconds 71 and 21 seconds 78, respectively, Tokyo 2020 recorded the progress of “Sprint Queen”, with 10 seconds 61 and 21 seconds 53.
Thompson-Herah still has a chance to win another gold medal, with the 4 x 100m relay – the event she and her Jamaican teammate only won bronze in Rio 2016. This content will compete in the semi-finals on the morning of August 5, and the final exam on the evening of 6/8.
Behind Thompson-Herah, tonight’s finals recorded a spectacular breakthrough of Namibian athlete Christine Mboma. From near the bottom, the 18-year-old runner gradually rose to the top of the group, then defeated two big sisters, including American athlete Gabrielle Thomas and Jamaican athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, in the last few meters to finish second. With 21 seconds 81, Mboma also set a new world record at this distance at the age of U20.
Unlike the 100m final four days ago, today, Jamaica has only two legs to run into the medal competition. Fraser-Pryce had a very good chance to contest one of the remaining two spots on the podium, but the 34-year-old runner returned to the game after giving birth to this baby fading in the last 20 metres. She fell behind Thomas in turn and was overtaken by Mboma, so she only finished fourth, with 21 seconds 94. Thomas took bronze with 7% seconds faster than Fraser-Pryce.
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