Elaine Thompson-Herah Proud To Be a Part of History Along With Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Published 09/26/2021, 3:15 PM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Elaine Thompson-Herah of Team Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 200m Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)


Elaine Thompson-Herah recently said that she is proud to be a part of the Jamaican Sprinting Legacy, along with names like Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Usain Bolt. Making the country proud, Thompson falls among the top track and field athletes of the world.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 100m – Medal Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medallist, Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask on the podium poses with silver medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask and bronze medallist Shericka Jackson of Jamaica wearing a protective face mask REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Earlier in August, the super-fast Jamaican trio of Thompson, Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson swept the podium at the 100m at Olympics. The trio also repeated their podium win at the Prefontaine Classic. 

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I’m proud and happy to be a part of that history. I’ve seen it done before I think in 2008, where they had done it before, so for me to be a part of this trio, I’m so happy to know that 10 years later I can look back and say that’s me I was a part of that history. So I guess it’s because of our culture and entertainment and sports, we tend to always try to be on the top”, Thompson was quoted saying by Sports Rational.

She also went on to say about how Usain Bolt has done so much for the country of Jamaica, leaving a significant mark on the younger generation, leading them on the right path, and making sure they feel proud to raise the flag. 

“Usain Bolt has done it so we just want our little small country to always be in that name call and for us as a country to raise that flag and to carry that is a good feeling and only relieve that mark for the younger generations to come so we can when we hold and retire to watch, we can say okay they’re leading the path just like we left for them to do,” Elaine added.

Elaine Thompson-Herah Dismisses Reports of Her Split With MVP Track Club

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Elaine Thompson-Herah has dismissed the reports of her split with MVP Track and Field Club, stating them as rumors. Earlier reports were there that the athlete was going to walk out from the club. Her husband Derron Herah was to take over the coaching.

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However, Thompson has dismissed all these rumors in an interview, stating that people are trying to distract the world.

“You know the news, I am the fastest woman alive, so they want to create some form of news to distract the world,” said Thompson.

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