|Elaine Thompson-Herah Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||June 28, 1992|
Elaine Thompson-Herah is a Jamaican sprinter who is widely acknowledged as one of the finest female sprinters of all time and she has achieved medals in several sprinting categories including 60m, 100m, 200m, 4 × 100m relay, and 4 × 200m relay. She had won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 100m and the 200m events at the 2016 Rio Olympics; in the 100m, the 200m, and the 4 × 100m relay events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; in the 4 × 100m relay event at the 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships; in the 100m event in the Diamond League series in both 2016 and 2017; in the 4 × 200m relay event at the 2017 Nassau World Athletics Relays; in the 4 × 100m relay event at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games; in the 100m event at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games; and in the 4 × 100m relay event at the 2013 Morelia Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics.
Manchester Parish, Middlesex County, Jamaica
Elaine had attended Christiana High School in Christiana, Jamaica, and had graduated from the Manchester High School in Mandeville, Jamaica.
She had then joined The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.), a public university in Jamaica. She had pursued culinary studies there.
- Father – Keith Thompson
- Mother – Rose Richards
- Others – Hycenth (Grandmother)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Elaine has dated –
- Derron Herah (2019-Present) – Elaine had married her long-time boyfriend Derron Herah, a sports coach and former athlete, on November 2, 2019. The pair had kept their relationship secret for years.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Jamaican descent.
- Toned physique
- Ever-changing hairstyle
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
- Has multiple tattoos on both her arms and both shoulders
She has been sponsored by –
- Nike, Inc.
- FLOW Jamaica (Telecommunication Company)
- National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited
Elaine Thompson-Herah Facts
- Although Elaine had taken to sprinting at a very young age, her performances in her school days were not considered ‘outstanding’ by the local coaches. She was also dropped from her high school’s track team, in the senior year, for disciplinary reasons.
- At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she had set a new Olympic record of 10.61 seconds in the 100m event which had made her the fastest woman alive and the 2nd-fastest woman in history. This was the 2nd-equal fastest time in the history of the 100m event. Elaine had broken Florence Griffith-Joyner’s record of 10.62 seconds that was set in 1988.
- In the 200m event there, she had equaled her personal best time of 21.66 seconds in the semi-final. In the final, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal with a personal best time of 21.53 seconds which was also the 2nd-fastest time ever in the 200 m event.
- Her major ‘Silver’ medals include the 4 × 100m relay event at the 2016 Rio Olympics; the 200m event at the 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships; and the 4 × 100m relay event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
- She had also clinched the ‘Bronze’ medal in the 60m event at the 2016 Portland IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics and the 4 × 200m relay event at the 2019 Yokohama World Athletics Relays.
Featured Image by Elaine Thompson-Herah / Instagram