Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah claimed the Olympic 200m title with a national record time of 21.53 to pick up her second gold medal of the Tokyo Games on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old, who claimed the 100m title on Saturday, has now repeated the individual medal haul she claimed at Rio five years ago. She is now the first female athlete to complete the ‘double double’ in the main Olympic sprint events.
Meanwhile, teenage sprinter Christine Mboma from Namibia claimed the silver medal with a time of 21.81, with Team USA’s Gabrielle Thomas 0.06 seconds behind the 18-year-old to get the bronze.
Thompson-Herah’s Jamaica team-mate Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce had to settle for fourth spot despite competing with the race winner for first as they entered the final straight.
But Thompson-Herah held off all of her opponents on Tuesday to record a personal best time which confirmed her status as the undisputed top female sprinter in the world.