21 August 2016

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2016 Olympics Update: Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Adds 200m Title to 100m Gold Aiming Triple Gold

The latest Rio Olympics 2016 Update is that, Elaine Thompson who is known to be the new golden girl of Jamaica has blasted to the 200m Olympic title on 17th August 2016, Wednesday night getting another sprint double for Jamaica as she has already won the 100m gold in the Rio Games earlier. You can also check Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony details here.

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson adds 200m Title to 100m Gold

Elaine Thompson and Usain Bolt Aiming for Triple Gold at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The 24 year old Elaine has left the main rival of her - Dafne Schippers hesitant in her wake as she has crossed the line which is the season’s best i.e., with 21.78 seconds. The Dutchwoman has completed in 21.88 and the Tori Bowie of the USA has taken the Bronze medal in 22.15. Earlier in the evening, the compatriot of the Thompson, Usain Bolt who is also looking forward to add 200m title to 100m gold that he has won on Sunday has ran the fastest in time in all the three semifinals and 19.78 is his best of the season. Both Thompson as well as the Usain Bolt was aiming for triple gold medals at the Rio Olympics, having the strong chances as part of their relevant 4x100m relay teams. Alongside the Usain Bolt, the Andre de Grasse of the Canada has ran and has recorded the second best time i.e., 19.80 which lead the Jamaican to joke with him that it is not necessary to run that hard before the final event.


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