Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah has broken Florence Griffith Joyner’s Olympic record in the women’s 100 meters.
Thompson-Herah set the new record of 10.61 seconds on Saturday as she took home gold in Tokyo. Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, had held the record since 1988 with 10.62 seconds.
Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Thompson-Herah’s rival, won the silver medal after finishing the event in 10.74 seconds. Shericka Jackson, also from Jamaica, took the bronze medal with a time of 10.76.
The country’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness celebrated the wins in a series of tweets on Saturday.
“Proud cya done! #TeamJamaica 1,2,3. Congratulations to our women for a scintillating finals,” he wrote. “Let’s continue to make history!”
“Jamaica is truly a superpower on global track and field,” read a second tweet.
Thompson-Herah now has two Olympic titles in the women’s 100 meters after winning gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
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