Elaine Thompson-Herah Makes History After Breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner’s Olympic Record In Women’s 100 Meters

 Elaine Thompson-Herah Makes History After Breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner’s Olympic Record In Women’s 100 Meters

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah has broken Florence Griffith-Joyner’s record after taking the victory in 10.61 seconds at the Tokyo Games. She went home once again with the Olympic Gold in the women’s 100 meters and celebrated her accomplishment as she expressed gratitude following her win, per The Guardian

The Jamaican track star said,

“I’ve been injured so much. I’m grateful I could get back on the track, and get back out on the track this year to retain the title,”

She continued,

“I knew I had it in me but obviously I’ve had my ups and downs with injuries. I’ve been keeping faith all this time. It is amazing.”

Aside from Thompson-Herah breaking Flojo’s record, the race was historic as reports mention that six women who competed in the race

“ran under 11 seconds, ”

which makes the race one of the fastest on record. 

#Clique, let’s celebrate this big win with Elaine Thompson-Herah. 

Niara

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