Elaine Thompson-Herah is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 meters and 200 meters. She is a five-time Olympic champion, having won gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and again at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Born: June 28, 1992 (age 29 years), Manchester Parish, Jamaica Height: 5′ 6′′
Weight: 123 lbs.
Personal best(s): 60m: 6.98 (2017); 100m: 10.54 NR (2021); 200m: 21.53 NR (2021) Coached by: Stephen Francis
Parents: Keith Thompson, Rose Richards
Elaine Thompson-Herah is a force to be Reckoned with, she has proven time and time again that her competitiveness is proven in the results, she is a five – time Olympic champion, winning Gold in both 100 and 200 meters in the 2016 Summer Olympics and again at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Melanin Power would be remised if she was not given the recognition she so greatly deserved. She should have been the FIRST to be interviewed after that race. She was humble and acknowledged that the spotlight was immediately taken off her. Melanin Power shines the light on this Powerhouse and would like to let her know, that she is Truly to be Celebrated, Go Elaine for all your achievements!!
Elaine Thompson-Herah taking home the Gold was followed by her two Jamaican counterparts, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce in 2nd place and Shericka Jackson with the Bronze in 3rd place. These 3 ladies came through with the determination it takes to win and Melanin Power Salutes them.