Thompson holds off Schippers to claim sprint double


Jamaican Elaine Thompson claimed a remarkable sprint double at Rio 2016 as she held off world champion Dafne Schippers to take gold in the 200 metres. Thompson clocked 21.78 seconds, while Schippers of the Netherlands took silver with 21.88 seconds.


American Tori Bowie had to settle for bronze in 22.15 seconds. Thompson also won the 100 metres race, taking the sprint double in her first Olympics.

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