PRIDE OF THE NATION … Namibia’s Christine Mboma (18) has done the unthinkable by winning the silver medal in the women’s 200 metres at the Tokyo Olympics. Mboma flew across the finish line in 21,81 seconds to end second to Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah (21,53 seconds). pic.twitter.com/7WfI5ejjP4
— The Namibian (@TheNamibian) August 3, 2021
Elaine Thompson Herah claims historic double at Tokyo 2020
With all due respect to the NBA, Elaine Thompson Herah may have achieved the greatest double-double of all time!
After a record-breaking performance in the women’s 100 m on Saturday, Thompson-Herah created more history on Tuesday. She won the women’s 200 m final (21.53 secs) at Tokyo 2020.
With that win, Thompson-Herah is the first woman ever to win back-to-back Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles gold medals
Additionally, she’s just the second person ever to win back-to-back 100 m and 200 m titles. The other, as you may have guessed, is fellow Jamaican legend, Usain Bolt.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, meanwhile, finished 4th (21.93 secs) in what’s likely her final solo run at an Olympics. Salute to one of the greatest to touch the Olympic stage
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