Elaine 'dweet' again - Claims sprint double in Rio - First woman in 28 years at the Olympics

August 18, 2016
A man celebrates Elaine Thompson's 200m win in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, last night.
Jamaicans cheer for Elaine Thompson in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, last night.
Jamaicans cheer for Elaine Thompson in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, last night.
A little boy prays shortly before the start of the 200m in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, last night.
Ricardo Makyn Double gold medalist Elaine Thompson celebrates after winning gold in the women's 200m in Rio. She won gold in the 100m and silver with the sprint relay team.

Jamaica’s golden girl Elaine Thompson improved on her 100m gold medal performance last night adding the 200m gold to her Olympic games medal collection.

Thompson, who is competing in her first Olympics, is the first woman to win the 100m and 200m in the same Olympics since Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo Jo) in 1988.

Yesterday afternoon's session saw the Stephen Francis-coached athlete clocking 21.78 seconds ahead of the Netherland’s Dafne Schippers 21.88 seconds and Tori Bowie of the USA in 22.15 seconds.

Jamaica medal tally as of last night stood at six, four gold and two bronze.

Social media, as customary throughout the Rio Games, ignited for Thompson’s victory. Here are some congratulatory messages and reactions. 


Miss Kitty (@fluffymisskitty) tweeted, “Second neva Inna it!! She win dat fi Shelly and Veronica!! Mi feel like mi want keep a dance!”

Kavelle Christie (@Diplomatic_INKc) tweeted, “Yaaaaaaas! Congrats to Elaine Thompson (who won the 100m) on winning the 200m! #Gold #JAM”

Mr Vegas (@MrVegasMusic) tweeted, “Congrats to Double Olympic winner Elaine Thompson!!! #guhbeforedem #doublechampion”

Craigy-T (@Craigy_Tok) tweeted, “Dweeeeeeeet #ElaineThompson Beautiful win. #HeartOfaChampion”

Dr Dayton Campbell MP (@DaytonCampbell) tweeted, “Jesus delivered again. Congratulations Elaine.”

Emily Shields (@emilymshields) tweeted, “Elaine Thompson- write that name in BOLD”

On Facebook;

Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness in a photo caption posted, “The moment Elaine Thompson realised she was a double Olympic champion.”

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce posted: “Mek den run dem heart out yes!!!! SFP yuh train wid!!!!! Season best and we still have gas left in the tank and still standing!!!! We win again!!!!!!! Podium again. Congrats Elaine Thompson #‎Team876Representing #‎PodiumAgain #‎AnthemWillPlay #‎PrideBuck #‎Pryceless”

Shell-Don Kalm Williams posted: “Elaine 'sprite' lef Schweppes!!!”

Paula Gordon-Powell posted: “Yes Elaine #‎Double #‎JamaicaOlympics”

Dennis Howell posted: “Elaine, Elaine, Elaine!! She didn't even know that she won. Reminded me of when Bridgett Foster won gold at the 2009 WC #‎gold #‎teamjamaica”

Sam-Wayne Wilson posted: “By far that's the best race of the Olympics!!! Regardless of which races pending.....Elaine to the world!!!Now is the time u take weh Jamaica from Shelly. This win faaaaar outclass the 100m”

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