Jamaica's Thompson surges to 100 meters title
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Jamaica's Elaine Thompson won the Olympic women's 100 meters gold medal with a time of 10.71 seconds in the final on Saturday, beating two-time defending champion and compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce into third place.
The 24-year-old Thompson finished ahead of American Tori Bowie in 10.83 with Fraser-Pryce taking bronze in 10.86.
The finalists finished very tightly grouped with each running under 11 seconds apart from Jamaica's Christina Williams.
Fraser-Pryce's time was her fastest of the season.
(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney and Scott Malone, editing by Ed Osmond)