Elaine Thompson replicates her Olympic sprint double

Elaine Thompson replicates her Olympic sprint double

By Alipate Narawa
Sunday 07/08/2022
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah [Image: Euro News]

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah replicated her Olympic sprint double as she charged to Commonwealth 200m gold.

The 28-year-old, won the 100m title on Wednesday

Her winning time of 20.02 seconds is a new Games record, beating the 22.09secs set by Shaunae Miller-Uibo.

Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards succesfully defended his title and England’s Zharnel Hughes had to settle for silver in the men's race.

Richards' personal best time of 19.80secs broke the Commonwealth Games record set by Namibia's Frankie Fredericks in 1994.

Meanwhile, Yeshnil Karan did not finish in the Men’s 5000 metres due to muscle fatigue.

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The latest medal standings, Australia have extended their lead with 59 Gold, 46 Silver and 50 Bronze, second are the hosts England with 50 Gold, 52 Silver and 46 Bronze, and in third place Canada with 22 Gold, 29 Silver and 33 Bronze


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