Monday, 27 September, 2021

Thompson-Herah wins third Olympics gold; Canada clinch gold in women’s football

Elaine Thompson-Herah won her third Olympic gold of the Tokyo Games as Jamaica romped home in the women's 4x100 metres relay on Friday, timing a national record of 41.02sec.

Thompson-Herah -- who achieved the sprint 'double double' -- ran the second leg, opening up a sizeable gap on their opponents.

The United States took silver (41.45sec) and Britain the bronze (41.88sec).

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas successfully defended her Olympic 400m crown on Friday, completing a double for the Caribbean nation following compatriot Steven Gardiner's victory in the men's race.

The 27-year-old from Nassau surged to the line in 48.36sec, with Maileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic taking silver and Allyson Felix of the United States claiming bronze.

Canada defeated Sweden 3-2 on penalties to win Olympic women's football gold for the first time following a 1-1 draw after extra time Friday in Yokohama.