Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Herah Hits Unbelievable Speed to Become the Second Fastest Woman of All Time at Nike Prefontaine Classic 2021

Published 09/01/2021, 3:24 PM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Elaine Thompson-Herah of Team Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 200m Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)


Elaine Thompson-Herah had a stellar run at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Jamaican sprinter was a stunner as she clinched two Olympic gold medals in the 100m and 200m races, becoming the champion.

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Thompson also established the Olympic record in the 100m race, clocking a time of 10.61 seconds. The American sprinting legend, Florence Griffith Joyner, had set the earlier record at 10.62 seconds.

Elaine Thompson’s speed graph is in the upward direction

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Sprinter Elaine has been performing astonishingly this year. Her speed graph has been improving consistently in the upward direction. After her victories at the mega-quadrennial games, she has been competing at the Diamond League meets.

The 100m record of 10.49 seconds has not been broken for a very long time. Legendary sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner had clocked the time in 1988, and since then no one came close until Elaine’s blazing performance.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 100m – Medal Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medallist, Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask on the podium poses with silver medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask and bronze medallist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

At the Wanda Diamond League, Elaine produced a performance which has shocked everyone. Elaine clocked the time of 10.54 seconds winning the race at the league. In a brief span of time, Elaine broke the Olympic record with 10.61 seconds and then clocked the time of 10.54. This stunning performance has made Elaine the second-fastest woman in the world.

Elaine Thompson Herah and her stunning speed

The Jamaican sprinter is the closest to breaking the world record, unbroken since 1988. What’s even more terrific is Elaine’s speed, because of which she became the second-fastest woman in the world.

In the 100m yard dash, she ran at a speed of 24.58 miles per house. At 29, Elaine runs at a terrific speed, leaving behind all her competitors chasing the glory.

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Although Elaine has said that the world record is not something she is chasing, she has the potential to break it. Interestingly, she faces strong competition from fellow Jamaican and Olympic star Shelly-Ann.

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If she continues improving her performance, Thompson Herah might even become the world’s fastest.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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