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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.
 

Oscar Pistorius

A South African judge has cleared Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius of murdering his girlfriend. Judge Thokozile Masipa, who is a black female, simply said Pistorius was "negligent" when he fired multiple shots through a bathroom door killing model Reeva Steenkamp last year.

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Oscar Pistorius enters court on day 3

Day 3 of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial ended just moments ago in Pretoria, South Africa. Professional boxer Kevin Lerena, a friend of Pistorius, testified that a gun Pistorius was handling went off as they dined in a restaurant in January 2013. Lerena testified the bullet grazed his toe.

Pistorius, 27, is accused of shooting and killing his 29-year-old model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door at his Pretoria home on Feb. 14, 2013. Pistorius has pleaded not guilty, claiming he thought he shot an intruder who was hiding in the toilet.

Pistorius is a double amputee Olympic sprinter dubbed the "Blade Runner" for his prosthetic legs.

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Oscar Pistorius teenage girlfriend

British tabloid The Sun revealed the teenage lover of Oscar Pistorius, who is on trial for murdering his previous girlfriend.

Leah Sky Malan, 19, was spotted leaving a hair salon in her hometown of Potchefstroom, the NY Post reports.

Pistorius and Malan met in Mozambique last December while she was vacationing with her family, the NY Post explained. She’s studying to become a paramedic.

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Oscar Pistorius weeps in court

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius held his head in his hands and cried in open court as he heard the charges against him in Pretoria, South Africa Friday.

Pistorius, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with shooting his girlfriend, FHM model and upcoming reality star Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his Pretoria mansion earlier that morning.

A magistrate upgraded the charges from murder to the more serious charge of premeditated murder as it was revealed that Pistorius shot Steenkamp four times through a bathroom door.

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