Elaine Thompson got another sprint double for Jamaica at the Olympics. She blasted out of the blocks and never gave Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers a chance to catch her on the straightaway of the 200 meters.
After winning the 100 on Saturday, Thompson now has a double that her compatriot has specialized in. She can make it a triple during the relay races Thursday and Friday.
Schippers said she had a groin injury that pushed her back into fifth place in the 100. And her final push in the 200 was not enough to play catch up.
Thompson ended in a season’s best 21.78 seconds, for an edge of .10 over Schippers. Tori Bowie of the United States had bronze in Wednesday’s race with 22.15.