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Rio Olympics: Elaine Thompson wins 200, Tori Bowie takes bronze

Elaine Thompson of Jamaica reacts after winning the

Elaine Thompson of Jamaica reacts after winning the gold medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games women's 200 meters at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 17, 2016. Credit: EPA / Antonio Lacerda

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.

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