Elaine Thompson-Herah strikes second gold of Tokyo 2020 in 200m final

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah completed the double double after defending her 200 metres title at the Olympics.

The 29-year-old finished ahead of Namibia’s Christine Mboma and the USA’s Gabby Thomas in Tokyo on Tuesday to successfully retain both of the Olympic gold medals she won in 2016.

She set a new national record in 21.53 seconds while her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce faded to finish fourth.

Thompson-Herah defended her 100m title on Saturday ahead of her Jamaican team-mates Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson. Jackson failed to even make the final on Tuesday while the absence of Dina Asher-Smith only aided Thompson-Herah.

The British sprinter had been expected to challenge for victory but pulled out after failing to reach the 100m final having suffered a serious hamstring injury in June.

Barney Ronay’s report from Tokyo Olympic Stadium to follow

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