Elaine Thompson

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Date of Birth June 28, 1992
Place of Birth Manchester Parish, Jamaica
Age 28 years old
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Elaine Thompson

Elaine Thompson-Herah is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. She rose to prominence at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, completing a rare sprint double to win gold in the 100m and the 200m. The previous Olympian to so do was Florence Griffith Joyner at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. Thompson currently ranks as the fifth-fastest woman in the 200 metres event and tied fourth-fastest in the 100 metres.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): 100 metres, 200 metres, 4×100 m relay
College team: UTech
Club: MVP Track Club
Coached by: Stephen Francis
Personal best(s): 60m: 6.98, 100m: 10.70 NR, 200m: 21.66
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About Elaine Thompson

Jamaican track and field sprinter who earned double gold medals after winning the 100 and 200 meter events at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She had previously earned gold at the 2015 World Championships in the 4x100 meter relay.

Before Fame

She ran track at the University of Technology, Jamaica. She won back to back Jamaican intercollegiate championships in 2014 and 2015.


She finished with a silver medal with the Jamaican 4x100 meter relay team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She earned a bronze medal in the 60 meter sprint at the 2016 World Indoor Championships.

Family Life

She was originally born and raised in Banana Ground, within Manchester Parish, Jamaica.


She became the first woman since Florence Griffith Joyner at the 1988 Seoul Olympics to win gold in both the 100 and 200 meter events in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Information related to Elaine Thompson

  • Olympic gold medalists for Jamaica
  • Pan American Games gold medalists for Jamaica
  • Olympic silver medalists for Jamaica
  • Commonwealth Games gold medallists for Jamaica
  • Jamaican female sprinters
  • Pan American Games competitors for Jamaica
  • Olympic athletes of Jamaica
  • Olympic gold medalists in athletics (track and field)
  • Athletes (track and field) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
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Latest information about Elaine Thompson updated on March 02, 2021.

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