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Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah proved she is the fastest woman on earth after breaking Florence Griffith Joyner's 100 meter record at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Griffith Joyner's 100 meter dash Olympic record stood unbroken for 33 years -- until July 31, when Thompson-Herah ran the women's 100 meters final in 10.61 seconds, winning the gold.

Griffith Joyner set an Olympic record of 10.62 seconds in the 100 meters at the 1988 Seoul Games.

She died in her sleep after suffering an epileptic seizure on September 21, 1998 at age 38.

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Team Jamaica dominated the 100 meter dash on Saturday. Ann Fraser-Pryce finished second in 10.74 seconds, followed by Shericka Jackson in 10.76 seconds.

However, Jackson will not compete with her teammates in the 200 meters on Tuesday. She was knocked out of the race on Sunday when she slowed down and lazily jogged across the finish line -- ending up in fourth place.

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Jackson (right) was in a great position to qualify for the third spot in the 200 meters before she slowed down, losing the third spot by four thousandths of a second.

Her error in judgment sparked condemnation and outrage as Jamaican fans called her "foolish" on social media.
 

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Sha'Carri Richardson, who qualified for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Track & Field team, revealed her mother died last week.

The 21-year-old Dallas native revealed her personal loss after winning the women's 100-meter dash at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon over the weekend.

She ran a blistering 10.86 seconds, just missing Florence Joyner's world record by 0.24 seconds.

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After her qualifying run, Richardson went to the stands to embrace her grandmother.

She told ESPN, "My family has kept me grounded. This year has been crazy for me. Going from just last week, losing my biological mother, and I'm still here."

The LSU track & field standout said her personal loss motivates her to strive for Olympic greatness.

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"I'm still here. Last week, finding out my biological mother passed away and still choosing to pursue my dreams, still coming out here, still here to make the family that I do still have on this earth proud. And the fact [is] nobody knows what I go through. Everybody has struggles and I understand that, but y'all see me on this track and y'all see the poker face I put on, but nobody but them and my coach know what I go through on a day-to-day basis.

"I'm highly grateful for them. Without them, there would be no me. Without my grandmother, there would be no Sha'Carri Richardson. My family is my everything, my everything until the day I'm done."

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Richardson won a gold medal at the junior Olympics in 2016.

The last American woman to win a gold Olympic medal in the 100 yard dash was Gail Devers in 1996.

Richardson has a chance to top both Devers and Joyner at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games next month. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was delayed a year due to the pandemic.