Jamaica teammates produce hilariously frosty reaction to Thompson-Herah's 100m win
Jamaica claimed a 1-2-3 in women's 100m
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah is a Double Olympic champion, defending the title she won in Rio five years ago with another gold in the women's 100m final in Tokyo.
Thompson-Herah, whose time of 10.61 seconds also clinched a new Olympic record, was also followed by two of her compatriots, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson taking silver and bronze respectively.
Her two teammates were not, however, in any great rush to offer their congratulations after crossing the line.
As Thompson-Herah wheeled away in celebration, Fraser-Pryce and Jackson kept their distance, preferring to watch the big screen for news of their times. Only a few minutes later did they offer a very brief congratulatory pat on the shoulder.
The frosty reaction was clocked - and enjoyed - by many of those watching:
Brilliantly salty reaction from the Jamaicans to their teammate winning the 100m.
— Dave Pritchard (@DavePritchard83) July 31, 2021
Tell me more about the intra-squad beef in the Jamaican sprint team. #Olympics
— Isabelle Westbury (@izzywestbury) July 31, 2021
— Matt Hatch 🌍 (@MattHatch) July 31, 2021
Such a bizarre celebration from @FastElaine's Jamaican teammates. I understand they're disappointed they didn't beat her but that was a cold and awkward embrace between her and the other girls. 😬 Superb race however, lightening pace ⚡ #Tokyo2020 #bbcolympics #TokyoOlympics
— Lost&Alone (@LostAlone37) July 31, 2021
Someone must know what the Jamaican sprinters beef is? That was some almost Oscar worthy contempt for their teammate’s victory.
— Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy) July 31, 2021
While it appears plenty - BBC commentary team included - are of the opinion the trio do not get on, the picture below shows things were slightly less frosty a few moments later.
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