Shouts and jubilation as Jamaica clean sweeps women 100m finals in Tokyo

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It was shouts and jubilation on Saturday at Jamaican sprint queens dominated in the 100m finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Crowd favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce had to settle for second as an unstoppable Elaine Thompson Herah powered to the finish line in Olympic Record-breaking time of 9.61.

Thompson-Herah erased the Olympic record set by American Florence Griffiths Joyner’s 10.62 record set at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

“A my girl dat, mi just know sey she did a guh teck it to dem,” a jubilant man who watched the race in the Mandeville Square on a big screen television at one of the shops.

Loud, screams, desk knocking, hands clapping were the order of the day was the Jamaicans captured the gold, silver and bronze that was up for grabs with Sherika Jackson taking the bronze to complete the sweep.

“Yes, dem teck it again, one more clean sweep,” another shouted in the shop.

Their cries were echoed by Jamaicans across the island as they celebrated the feel good moment.

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