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Women in Sport

31st Jul 2021

Jamaica teammates are as frosty after Thompson-Herah’s history-making 100m win

Simon Lloyd

Jamaica claimed a 1-2-3 in women’s 100m

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah is a Double Olympic champion, defending the title she won in Rio five years ago with another gold in the women’s 100m final in Tokyo.

Thompson-Herah, whose time of 10.61 seconds also clinched a new Olympic record, was also followed by two of her compatriots, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson taking silver and bronze respectively.

Her two teammates were not, however, in any great rush to offer their congratulations after crossing the line.

As Thompson-Herah wheeled away in celebration, Fraser-Pryce and Jackson kept their distance, preferring to watch the big screen for news of their times. Only a few minutes later did they offer a very brief congratulatory pat on the shoulder.

The frosty reaction was clocked – and enjoyed – by many of those watching:

While it appears plenty – BBC commentary team included – are of the opinion the trio do not get on, the picture below shows things were slightly less frosty a few moments later.

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