Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica is an Olympic champion — again.
Three days after winning the women’s 100 meters, Thompson-Herah broke clear of the field in the 200 on Tuesday night to win in 21.53 seconds, a national record.
Christine Mboma of Namibia was second, and Gabby Thomas of the United States was third.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won the silver in the 100, finished in fourth place.
Earlier in the evening, three Americans advanced through the semifinals of the men’s 200 meters — but not without some drama.
Noah Lyles, one of the favorites, slowed as he neared the finish of his heat and was passed by two runners, missing an automatic qualifying spot. He later advanced to the final based on his time. Lyles said he was going with his plan — which apparently meant conserving some energy — but acknowledged that it turned out to be “a little risky.”
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