Olympics/Athletics: Ivorian Ta Lou beaten in 200m final
Mean while Alassane Ouattarra is confined, the Ivorian sprinter Marie-Josée Ta Lou was beaten Tuesday in the final of the women’s 200 m at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021.
The Ivorian arrived 5th with a time of 22.27. She was beaten by Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (4th with a time of 21.94).
The gold medal of this final went to the other Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah, after her 1st place acquired in 21.53 (national record). Following this feat, the 29-year-old Jamaican definitely enters the history of the Olympic Games with her double in 100 and 200 m on two consecutive phases (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021).
The silver medal was snatched by the Namibian Christine Mboma, who finished her race at the 2nd place with a historical mark of 21.81, improving her world record of the under 20 years, which she had already achieved since the heats of the 200 m.
At 18 years old, the young Namibian is the world revelation on this distance. She won her heat in first place in 22.11, setting her first world record in the under-20 age group.
The American Gabrielle Thomas closes the podium by taking the bronze medal. She finished 3rd with a time of 22.01.
This defeat of Marie-Josée Ta Lou in the 200 m after her 4th place in the 100 m puts an end to the participation of the Ivory Coast team in this Olympiad officially opened on July 23.
The Olympic Elephants were present in Tokyo with 31 athletes, including 21 footballers. The Ivorian athletes return to the country with a charm in the bag including the bronze won by the taekwondo Ruth Gbagbi.