Tokyo Olympics: Third Gold For Thompson-Herah as Jamaica Wins 4X100m Women Relay

First-placed (from L) Jamaica's teammates Shericka Jackson, Briana Williams, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrate after wining the women's 4x100m relay final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 6, 2021. Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP
First-placed (from L) Jamaica’s teammates Shericka Jackson, Briana Williams, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah have fun after wining the ladies’s 4x100m relay ultimate through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 6, 2021. Andrej ISAKOVIC / AFP

 

Double dash champion Elaine Thompson-Herah collected a 3rd gold of the Tokyo Olympics when she helped Jamaica to win the 4x100m relay on Friday, whereas British bicycle owner Laura Kenny made historical past with the fifth gold of her profession.

The all-conquering US girls’s basketball workforce outclassed Serbia to achieve their seventh consecutive Olympic ultimate and American dash nice Allyson Felix turned probably the most embellished girl observe and area athlete within the historical past of the Games.

After blazing to a person dash double earlier within the Games, Thompson-Herah thundered down the again straight within the dash relay to cross the baton to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce whose quick bend gave Shericka Jackson a lead that she held onto, crossing the road in a nationwide report of 41.02sec.

The US quartet have been second, reversing the positions from Rio 2016, and Britain took the bronze medal.

Italy, with shock 100m winner Marcell Lamont Jacobs of their ranks, gained the boys’s dash relay for the primary time of their historical past.

Felix produced a gutsy run to land the bronze medal within the 400m behind runaway winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, who retained her title from Rio with an excellent tactical race.

At the age of 35, Felix collected the tenth medal of an Olympic profession that started in Athens in 2004.

“This one is very different and very special,” Felix stated.

Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan, already the 5,000m champion, noticed her hopes of an audacious treble vanish when she was overwhelmed into third by defending champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya within the girls’s 1500m. Laura Muir bought a gutsy silver medal for Britain.

Kenny joins the greats

In the Izu Velodrome, Kenny turned the primary British girl to win 5 Olympic golds, becoming a member of fellow bicycle owner Bradley Wiggins and rower Steve Redgrave on the all-time record.

After powering to victory alongside Katie Archibald within the first girls’s madison at a Games, an emotional Kenny — one half of Britain’s golden biking couple with husband Jason — stated she had thought of quitting throughout her being pregnant with son Albie, who was born in 2017.

“When I fell pregnant, there was a moment two months into the pregnancy where I woke up and said to Jason, ‘I can’t do this, I’m not going to be able to carry on (with cycling), there’s just no way’. And here we are,” she stated.

Gold medallist Britain's Katie Archibald (L) and Britain's Laura Kenny celebrates on podium after the women's track cycling madison during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on August 6, 2021. Greg Baker / AFP
Gold medallist Britain’s Katie Archibald (L) and Britain’s Laura Kenny celebrates on podium after the ladies’s observe biking madison through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Izu Velodrome in Izu, Japan, on August 6, 2021. Greg Baker / AFP

 

Dutch riders Harrie Lavreysen and Jeffrey Hoogland had claimed the workforce dash gold as a duo earlier within the Games, however Lavreysen gained their particular person duel within the males’s dash.

With two days of motion left, China high the medals desk with 36 golds, 5 forward of the United States. Host nation Japan are third on 24 whereas Britain moved to 18 in fourth.

The US will probably be banking on a gold in Sunday’s girls’s basketball ultimate after double-doubles from Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner led the six-time defending champions to a 79-59 win towards Serbia. They will meet Japan within the ultimate after the host nation defeated France 87-71.

Canada gained the ladies’s soccer crown with a nailbiting 3-2 penalty shootout win over Australia in Yokohama, a match moved from its preliminary 11: 00am kickoff due to the warmth.

Slovenian spiderwoman Janja Garnbret gave a climbing masterclass to win the inaugural girls’s Olympic gold medal.

Cuban boxer Julio la Cruz, who was shot throughout a theft only a few years in the past, gained his second Olympic gold with victory within the heavyweight boxing ultimate.

The 31-year-old defeated Russia’s Muslim Gadzhimagomedov on unanimous factors so as to add the Tokyo title to his Rio 2016 light-heavyweight crown.

World primary Nelly Korda of the United States holds a three-stroke lead over India’s Aditi Ashok going into Saturday’s ultimate spherical of the ladies’s golf event.

Away from the motion, two Belarusian coaches have been kicked out of the Games over an alleged try and pressure a sprinter to fly house.

The International Olympic Committee stated it had eliminated the accreditations of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.

The physique stated this week that it was investigating the pair over their position within the case of Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who sought safety at a Tokyo airport to keep away from being placed on a airplane house.

 

AFP

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