Tokyo Olympics: Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou misses medal on day eight

Ivory Coast sprinter Marie-Josee Ta Lou finished fourth in the women’s 100m final for the second consecutive Olympics as Jamaica claimed a clean sweep of the medals.

Egypt have been knocked out of the men’s football at the quarter-final stage by Spain and Brazil respectively.

Seven Africans, including three athletes from South Africa, qualify for Sunday’s semi-finals of the men’s 100 metres.

Athletics afternoon session

Ivory Coast’s Josee-Marie Ta Lou finished fourth in the final of the women’s 100m final, just as she did at the Rio Games in 2016.

Ta Lou ran 10.91 seconds but was beaten by the Jamaican trio, with Elaine Thompson-Herah running the second fastest time ever to retain her title with another two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in silver and Shericka Jackson claiming bronze.

Earlier in the semi-finals Ta Lou ran another fast time to qualify for the final of as she won her semi-final.

Ta Lou clocked a time of 10.79 just one hundredth slower than her heat on Friday, when she equalled the African record held by her compatriot Murielle Ahoure, who failed to qualify for the final.

Grace Nzubechi Nwokocha from Nigeria also failed to progress from the semi-finals.

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