What is a ‘Double-Double’ in Track? – The New York Times

Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica won her second gold at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday and became the first woman to achieve a “double-double” in Olympic track and field events — meaning she retained her titles in consecutive Games.

Thompson-Herah took home the gold in the women’s 200 meters on Tuesday with a time of 21.53 seconds, a national record. Three days earlier, she won the women’s 100 meters, where she set a new Olympic record at 10.61 seconds, breaking the record set by the American Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988.

The wins are a repeat of her victories in the same events at the 2016 Rio Games.

“I really had to pull it out to win the 200 meter,” Thompson-Herah said. “Oh, my God, it’s amazing that I have ever seen this day. That I could complete another double. I can’t believe it.”

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