BREAKING NEWS - Rio 2016: Thompson takes 100m gold


Elaine Thompson ended fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's reign as Olympic champion by winning the women's 100 metre final at Rio 2016.

Fraser-Pryce had established herself as the queen of women's sprinting with wins at the Beijing and London Games, in addition to claiming three world championship titles.

However, Thompson left the rest of the field trailing in her wake with a superb performance, clocking 10.71seconds - a time only she has beaten in 2016 - to win comfortably ahead of the United States' Tori Bowie (10.83secs).

Fraser-Pryce edged out Marie-Josee Ta Lou to grab bronze - both women given the same time of 10.86, while Dafne Schippers came fifth and English Gardner - who had run 10.74 at the US Olympic trials - came a disappointing seventh.