Tokyo Olympics: Elaine Thompson-Herah makes historical past, Simone Biles returns with bronze

Elaine Thompson-Herah


Elaine Thompson-Herah was just 0.19 seconds outside Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 33-year-old 200m record

Elaine Thompson-Herah made sprint history and hurdler Karsten Warholm smashed a world record on the day Simone Biles won bronze on an emotional return to Olympic competition.

Jamaica’s Thompson-Herah became the first woman to retain both the 100m and 200m Olympic titles.

She ran the second-fastest time in history – 21.53 seconds – as she won the 200m final comfortably.

Norway’s Warholm won men’s 400m hurdles gold in an extraordinary 45.94 seconds.

His performance won a final described as “truly unbelievable” by British former hurdler Colin Jackson.

American gymnast Biles, a four-time Olympic champion, had pulled out of four events at Tokyo 2020 to prioritise her mental health.

She was third in the women’s beam final as China’s Guan Chenchen, 16, won gold.

New Zealand’s Lisa Carrington, meanwhile, showed her class with two quick golds in the canoe sprint.

The 32-year-old from Auckland…