THOMPSON-HERAH Elaine

28 Jun 1992
29
Female
KINGSTON
 
Jamaica
KINGSTON
 
Jamaica

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m 1 Gold Medal
Women's 200m 1 Gold Medal
Women's 4 x 100m Relay 1 Gold Medal

Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
OR Women's 100m Final 10.61 31 July, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Track
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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation100m200m4 x 100m
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA1st (10.71)1st (21.78)2nd (41.36)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocation100m200m4 x 100m
2019Doha, QAT4th (10.93)SF (DNS)-
2017London, GBR5th (10.98)--
2015Beijing, CHN-2nd (21.66)1st (41.07)

World Relays
YearLocation4 x 200m
2019Yokohama, JPN3rd (1:33.21)
2017Nassau, BAH1st (1:29.04)

Pan American Games
YearLocation100m
2019Lima, PER1st (11.18)

Diamond League overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year100m200m
2021-1 x 1st
20202 x 1st-
20192 x 1st, 1 x 3rd3 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd
20181 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd-
20176 x 1st1 x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd

Diamond League - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventLocationResult
12021200mGateshead, GBR22.43
12020100mDoha, QAT10.87
12020100mRome, ITA10.85
12019100mParis Saint-Denis, FRA10.98
12019100mRome, ITA10.89
12017100mBrussels, BEL10.92
12017100mBirmingham, GBR10.93
12017100mRabat, MAR10.87
12017100mLondon, GBR10.94
12017100mParis Saint-Denis, FRA10.91
12017100mShanghai, CHN10.78
12017200mDoha, QAT22.19

World Athletics Continental Tour - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
12021100mWorld Athletics Continental TourSzekesfehervar, HUN10.71

World Challenge - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
12019200mWorld ChallengeNanjing, CHN22.40
12018100mWorld ChallengeKingston, JAM11.06
12017200mWorld ChallengeKingston, JAM22.09

World Indoor Championships
YearLocation60m
2018Birmingham, GBR4th (7.08)


Legend
SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
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Elaine Thompson-Herah
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Cooking, fashion. (olympicchannel.com, 31 Aug 2020)
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Athlete
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Culinary Studies - University of Technology , Kingston, JAM
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Husband Derron
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English, Spanish
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MVP Track Club [Kingston, JAM]
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Stephen Francis [club], JAM
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She ended her 2018 season early due to an injury to her lower leg, and the problem continued to affect her throughout 2019. Although she was able to finish fourth in the 100m at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, she had to pull out of the semifinal of the 200m. "It's not an Achilles injury. Her Achilles gets tight because of something elsewhere. She has tight muscles in her body that in turn pull on her tendon," coach Stephen Francis said. (jamaicaobserver.com, 02 Oct 2019; olympics.nbcsports.com, 22 Jun 2019; runnerspace.com, 28 Jan 2019)

She was affected by injury in the lead-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (jamaicaobserver.com, 11 Sep 2020)
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To successfully defend her 100m and 200m titles at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportsmax.tv, 06 Jan 2020)
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Winning gold in the 100m and 200m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (worldathletics.org, 25 Jan 2017)
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (olympicchannel.com, 01 Oct 2016)
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Her grandmother Hycenth, coach Stephen Francis. (olympicchannel.com, 31 Aug 2020; jamaica-gleaner, 13 Sep 2015)
Legend
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Gold Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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Olympic Record
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