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TWO-TIME champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce might have missed out on an historic third 100m gold, but Elaine Thompson ensured that the title remained with Jamaica as she graduated from world 200m silver medallist to Olympic 100m champion.

Clocking 10.71 to miss her PB by just 0.01 and record the second-fastest ever winning time in Games history, the 24-year-old beat USA’s Tori Bowie with 10.83 for silver and ‘pocket rocket’ Fraser-Pryce with 10.86 for bronze.

Jamaica reigns: Elaine Thompson (lane four) smiles as she crosses the finish line

Thompson was always going to be a fierce competitor.

The world indoor 60m bronze medallist had beaten Fraser-Pryce to the Jamaican title ahead of the Games and is world No.1 with her 10.70 PB, which equalled Fraser-Pryce’s national and Commonwealth record as well as moved her to joint fourth on the world all-time list. However, both Jamaicans suffered their own injury problems in the lead-up to the Games so making it to the start and negotiating the rounds was an achievement in itself.

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RIO 2016 COVERAGE MEN 6 100m 10 400m 14 800m 16 10,000m 20 Pole vault 22 Long jump 24 Discus 26 20km walk WOMEN 30 100m 32 400m 34 10,000m 36 3000m steeplechase 38 Heptathlon 42 Marathon 44 Triple jump 45 Shot put 46 Hammer NEWS 52 Hudson-Smith arrives on world stage 54 Rooney motivated by Yousif injury 56 Ultra runner’s continental challenge PERFORMANCE 58 Sports science latest 60 Coach Insight – Matt Yates 62 Safety in throws events RESULTS & FIXTURES 64 Results round-up 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 50 YOUNG ATHLETE Javelin thrower Bethany Moule 76 QUIZ CORNER Test your Olympic knowledge 82 DIP FINISH Shot champ out to change event’s image