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Elaine Thompson-Herah is the fastest woman alive

Elaine Thompson-Herah (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah is now the fastest woman alive.

Thompson-Herah set a new Olympic record in the 100-meter final Saturday in Tokyo, crossing the finish line in 10.61 seconds to win the gold medal. The previous record had stood since the 1988 Olympics when American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner won gold in 10.62.

Thompson-Herah successfully defended her Olympic title from Rio five years ago. Her time of 10.61 is also the second-fastest by a woman in history.

In a clean sweep for Jamaica, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked in at 10.74 in second place while Shericka Jackson ran a personal best of 10.76 for the bronze medal.