Monday, 15 August 2016


Nigeria’s sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare crashed out in Rio Olympics 100m semi-final, as she placed 3rd in her heat with a time of 11.09seconds.Her time was not good enough to get her into the finals as
one of the fastest losers.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, 24, stunned fans to race to gold in the women’s 100m finals, clocking an impressive time of 10.71seconds to dash teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s dream of becoming the first ever woman to win three consecutive 100m titles at the Olympics.

…As Jamaica’s Thompson wins 100m gold
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won the women’s 100m at the Rio Olympics as two-time champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce had to settle for bronze.

Thompson, 24, took the title in a time of 10.71 seconds, just 0.01 seconds outside her personal best.

Compatriot Fraser-Pryce, 29, who was attempting to become the first woman to win three successive golds in the event, finished third in 10.86.

USA’s Tori Bowie won the silver medal in 10.83.

Dutch star Dafne Schippers, second behind Fraser-Pryce at the 2015 World Championships, finished fifth in 10.90.

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