Athletics: Jamaica's Thompson secures sprint double

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 17, 2016 9:54 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Jamaica's Elaine Thompson stormed to victory in the women's Olympic 200 meters final with a time of 21.78 seconds on Wednesday to complete the Games sprint double.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands struggled to keep up with Thompson's blazing run and had to settle for silver with American Torie Bowie grabbing the bronze.

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(Reporting by Drazen Jorgic, editing by Ed Osmond)