Elaine Thompson of Jamaican wins Olympic 200m finals.

Elaine Thompson
Elaine Thompson

Elaine Thompson claimed a remarkable sprint double at Rio 2016 as she held off world champion Dafne Schippers to take gold in the 200 metres.

Schippers came into the race as the overwhelming favourite having beaten Thompson to World Championship gold last year and in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

But it was the Jamaican who rose to the occasion in the final to add to the 100m gold she won on Saturday, finishing in a time of 21.78 seconds.

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