Photo: Jamaican 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson (file photo)
Elaine Thompson won silver in the women 200 meters at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. Thompson was beaten by 100 meter silver medalist Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in a new Championship record of 21.63. Thompson who has been the new female sprint sensation in Jamaica was very pleased with the silver medal at her first senior championship for Jamaica. Running a near perfect race Thompson ran 21.66, which makes her the second fastest Jamaican behind the great Merlene Ottey 21.64.