(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Jamaica's Elaine Thompson is congratulated by Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the Olympic stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics in.
Three of those sub-10.8 women were in the final - Bowie and another American, English Gardner, were the others - as was Fraser-Pryce, the 29-year-old who was a brace-faced newcomer when she won her first of two golds at the Bird's Nest in Beijing eight years ago.
She was chasing history as the first woman to win three consecutive 100m Olympic titles, but she was beaten by Thompson and had only positive words for her conqueror and will not blame defeat on her injury.
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"By far, I would say this is my best championship ever", she said.
"I am really happy for her".
Thompson and Fraser-Pryce share a coach and a close friendship. Coloring has run the gamut of blue to pink, with a dash of flowers added over the years.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast could count herself exceptionally unlucky not to walk away with a medal after clocking the same 10.86 time as Fraser-Pryce but being denied a place on the podium by the rarely-resorted to thousandths measurement.
The sprinter from Banana Ground in Manchester became the 17th Olympic 100m champion and only the second Jamaican to top the podium in the event at the Olympic Games. "I was excited to have the opportunity to defend my title".
She is also the first Puerto Rican woman to medal at an Olympics. "I'm proud of Jamaica - just look at my hair", she said, alluding to her brightly-dyed locks. She is rather disappointed as she occupied the leading position and held gold medals two years running before the Rio Olympics.
FENCING: Ibtihaj Muhammad, who became the first U.S. Olympian to wear a hijab during competition earlier in the week, won a bronze medal Saturday along with her teammates in the women's team sabre event when they routed Italy, 45-30. "I just got up and wanted to stick with the guys and stay strong".
"No I don't think I can be disappointed to be honest".
Thompson, 24, got off to a flying start and quickly surged to the front to cross in 10.71, punching the air and embracing training partner Fraser-Pryce at the finish.
Thompson and Bowie have much in common, too.
Manyonga took the lead on his penultimate jump with a mark of 8.37 meters but, during a tense sixth and final round, Henderson bettered it by 1 centimeter. "That's what I'm going for", Bolt told a scrum of reporters after hardly breaking a sweat. Following Michelle Carter's gold medal in the shot put Friday night, Jeff Henderson won gold in the long jump.
"We got ourselves a medal, miss Kim, are you happy?" she beamed.
On Saturday, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, both Jamaican, qualified for the 100m men's final. She also clinched silver and gold in the 200-metre and four x 100-metre relay at the World Championships in 2015.