GOLLLLLLD FOR ELAINE THOMPSON IN THE 200m!
It was a clear win for Elaine in 21.78 (SB) but she was so focused on her own race that she did not even know she won.
Elaine ran a well executed race, achieving an important task of beating Dafne Schippers on the curve then still having enough left to step it up another gear in about the last 30m to pass back Schippers who went slightly ahead, keeping her form and running right through the line.
Schippers lost form towards the line, got the Silver in 21.88 and fell hard to the ground after the line. She was quite upset with herself throwing her shoes down after the race. She eventually recovered and went over to Congratulate Elaine.
Torie Bowie got the Bronze in 22.15. Marie Josee Ta Lou placed 4th.
CONGRATS ELAINE! Elaine achieved the Sprint Double which hasn’t been done by any Jamaican Woman and hasn’t been done since Florence Griffith Joyner aka Flo-Jo in 1988.
Tomorrow’s Lane assignment below for the Men’s 200m Final at 8:30pm without Gatlin who said that his ankle tightened up. Ask and you shall receive! Usain Bolt stated he would love to get Lane 6 in his interview and that he did!
Relays begin in the morning and look out for Annsert Whyte who we expect to medal in the 400m Hurdles Final in the morning as well. USA’s Clement is expected to win Gold that one.
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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