Sunday, 14 August 2016 02:18

Olympics-Athletics-Jamaica's Thompson surges to 100 metres title

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson won the Olympic women's 100 matres gold medal with a time of 10.71 seconds in the final on Saturday, beating two-time defending champion and compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce into third place.

The 24-year-old Thompson finished ahead of American Tori Bowie in 10.83 with Fraser-Pryce taking bronze in 10.86.

The finalists finished very tightly grouped with each running under 11 seconds apart from Jamaica's Christina Williams.

Fraser-Pryce's time was her fastest of the season.

 Reuters -- OmRiyadat