Elaine Thompson-Herah Biography

Elaine Thompson-Herah

Quick Facts About Elaine Thompson-Herah

Celebrated Name Elaine Thompson-Herah
Age 29 Years
Nick Name Sprint Queen
Birth Name Elaine Thompson-Herah
Birth Date 1992-06-28
Gender Female
Profession Track and Field sprinter
Birth Nation Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican
Place Of Birth Manchester
Ethnicity Jamaican-African
Race Black
Horoscope Cancer
Religion Christian
Father Keith Thompson
Mother Rose Richards
High School Christiana High School and then Manchester High School
University University of Technology
Marital Status Married
Husband Derron Herah
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $4 Million
Source of Wealth Sprinter Career
Height 1.67 m
Weight 57 KG
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic
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Elaine Thompson-Herah is a Jamaican track and field sprinter specializing in the 100 meters and 200 meters. She won gold medals in both events at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she added a silver in the 4×100 m relay. Additionally, she took silver in the 200 m at the 2015 World Championships and gold in the 4x100 m relay. Her breakthrough came in 2015 when she achieved her first mark below 11 seconds in the 100 m and set her personal best of 21.66 s in the 200 m. She was the 2019 Pan American Games champion and a two-time Diamond League winner as well. She took gold in the 100 m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the fastest woman alive with her currently second fastest time of 10.61 s in women's history. At the present, she also ranks as the sixth-fastest woman of all time in the 200 m. She currently trains under Stephen Francis, who is also the former coach of legendary athlete and Elaine’s compatriot, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pry. She is nicknamed 'Sprint Queen'. 

Jamaica dominates women's 100 meters as Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo-Jo's Olympic record

Elaine Thompson-Herah won the 100-m race on Saturday night at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. So the defending 100-m Olympic champion pointed at the scoreboard before the finish, just like fellow Jamaican, Usain Bolt, did at the 2008 Beijing Games. Her final time in the race was 10.61 seconds, a new Olympic record, breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 10.62 marks from the 1988 Olympics. It was the second-fastest 100-m time in history. Jamaica swept the 100-m race on Saturday, further cementing the island nation’s sprinting dominance; behind Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce took second, running 10.74 seconds, while Shericka Jackson took bronze in 10.76 seconds. This marks the second time in the last four Olympics that three women from Jamaica won all the 100-m medals. In Beijing in 2008, Fraser-Pryce won gold, and Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart tied for second. 

Why is Elaine Thompson-Herah so famous?

  • Being a track and field sprinter specializing in the 100 meters and 200 meters.
  • Being the second-fastest time in history, with an Olympic record of 10.61 seconds, breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner's Olympic record of 10.62s set in 1988. 

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Elaine placed first in the Women's 100m Final, winning the gold medal

Source: @olympics

What is Elaine Thompson-Herah Nationality?

Elaine Thompson-Herah was born on 28th June 1992 in Manchester, Jamaica. She holds Jamaican nationality and her ethnic background is Jamaican-African. Her race is Black. As of 2021, she celebrated her 29th birthday. Cancer is her Zodiac sign and her religion is Christian. About her parents, she was born to her father, Keith Thompson, and her mother, Rose Richards. 

Concerning her education, Elaine Thompson-Herah attended Christiana High School and later Manchester High School. During her high school time, she was a good but not outstanding a scholastic sprinter. Her best result at the Jamaican ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships came in 2009 when she placed fourth in Class Two 100 meters in 12.01 seconds. In the year 2011, her final year at Manchester High, she was left off the track team for disciplinary reasons. After high school, she was recruited to the University of Technology, Jamaica by Paul Francis, brother of MVP Track Club head coach Stephen Francis. With MVP coaching, her times started improving steadily. 

How was the Career of Elaine Thompson-Herah?

  • Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked a seasonal best of 11.41 s at the Gibson Replays and placed second behind Carrie Russell at the Jamaican Intercollegiate Championships in the year 2013. 
  • She then won gold in the 4 × 100 m relay, running the first leg on the Jamaican team as it won in 43.58 s at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Morelia. 
  • For the first time, she won her intercollegiate title in 2014 placing fifth in 11.26 s at the national championships and had a seasonal best of 11.17 s. 
  • Furthermore, she represented Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, running in the 4 × 100 m relay heats. She won their heat in 42.44 s, and went on to win gold in the final. 
  • In the year 2015, she made her international breakthrough. She ran 10.97 s at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston, defeating a field that included Blessing Okagbare and Allyson Felix.
  • At the Pre Classic in Eugene, she was narrowly beaten by English Gardner in the B-race as both were timed in 10.84 s. This became her personal best in the 100 m and ranked her 30th on the world all-time list as of 27th July 2015. 
  • She won the national 200 m title in 22.51, qualifying for the World Championships. 
  • She won a nonscoring Diamond League 200 m race in 22.10 s at the London Grand Prix on 25th July. 
  • She won a silver medal at the Beijing World Championships.  Her time of 21.66 s was faster than the previous championships record but 0.03 s slower than Dafne Schippers.
  • She set her personal best on 1st July 2016 in the 100 m with a time of 10.70 s, winning the event at the Jamaican Championships.
  • She won a gold medal with a time of 10.71 s, ahead of Tori Bowie (10.83), and the 2012 London Olympics winner and fellow countrywoman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.86) in the 100 meters final of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 
  • She won her second gold, clocking 21.78 s; Dafne Schippers placed second in 21.88 and Tori Bowie third in 22.15 s in the 200m final. 
  • Not only this but also she was the first female Jamaican sprinter to win the 100 m and 200 m at one Olympic Games and the seventh overall.
  • She was in the relay team which won a gold medal in 4x200 m at the World Relays in 2017. 
  • She also competed in the 100 m at the 2017 London World Championships, placing 5th with 10.98 s.
  • She finished 4th in the 100 m running 10.93 s at the 2019 World Championships in Doha. 
  • She ran seven 100 m races in the year 2020 clocking five sub-11 s times, with a season-best of 10.85 s (10.73 with the illegal wind). 
  • She placed third in her two signature events with 10.84 and 22.02 sec at the Jamaican Championships in June 2021. 
  • At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Elaine placed first in the Women's 100m Final, winning the gold medal. 
  • Additionally, she achieved the second-fastest time in history, with an Olympic record of 10.61 seconds, breaking Florence Griffith-Joyner's Olympic record of 10.62s set in 1988; which makes her the fastest woman alive. 
  • As of July 2021, Thompson-Herah has achieved 43 clockings below 11 seconds in the 100 meters.

Elaine Thompson-Herah Circuit wins

Diamond League winner (100 m): 2016 

Diamond League champion (100 m): 2017 

  • 2015 (2): London (200 m), Zürich (4×100 m relay)
  • 2016 (6): Rabat (100 m), Rome (100 m), Lausanne (100 m), Zürich (200 m & 4×100 m relay), Brussels (100 m)
  • 2017 (8): Doha (200 m), Shanghai (100 m), Paris (100 m), London (100 m), Rabat (100 m), Birmingham (100 m), Zürich (4×100 m relay), Brussels (100 m)
  • 2019 (4): Rome (100 m), London (200 m & 4×100 m relay), Paris (100 m)
  • 2020 (2): Rome (100 m), Doha (100 m)
  • 2021 (1): London Grand Prix in Gateshead (200 m)

World Indoor Tour

  • 2017 (1) (60 m): Birmingham
  • 2019 (1) (60 m): Birmingham

Who is Elaine Thompson-Herah married to?

Elaine Thompson-Herah is a married woman. She tied a knot to her husband, Derron Herah who is a former athlete and coach by profession. Currently, the happily married lovebird is enjoying their present life a lot. Her husband is very loyal and supportive to her. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Elaine Thompson-Herah and her husband, Derron Herah

Source: @instagram.com/fastelaine

How much is Elaine Thompson-Herah Worth?

Elaine Thompson-Herah is a well-recognized and talented track and field sprinter whose net worth is estimated to have $4 Million as of 2021. She created history by winning 100 and 200m golds at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the first woman to do so in 28 years.  She also bagged gold at the World Championships in 2015 and is a two-time Commonwealth Games medalist, having won gold in 2014 and silver in 2018. She then went on to win gold at the 200m event after completing her race in 21.78 seconds to become the first female athlete since Florence Griffith Joyner to bag two gold medals at the Olympics. As of today, her exact earnings and salary is unavailable at a moment. Without a doubt, she is living a lavish lifestyle. Her main source of wealth comes from the sports industry.   

How tall is Elaine Thompson-Herah?

Elaine Thompson-Herah is a very beautiful woman with an athletic body build. She has a perfect height of 1.67 m with a balanced bodyweight of 57 KG. Her hair color is black and she has a pair of black eyes. Overall, she has got a healthy body and she frequently does exercise to maintain her body posture. She has got very attractive body measurements as well. 

Did You Know?

  • Her breakthrough came in 2015 when she achieved her first mark below 11 seconds in the 100 m and set her personal best of 21.66 s in the 200 m.
  • Elaine Thompson-Herah took gold in the 100 m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, becoming fastest woman alive with her currently second fastest time of 10.61 s in women's history.
  • She currently trains under Stephen Francis, who is also the former coach of legendary athlete and Elaine’s compatriot, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pry.
  • She was born to her father, Keith Thompson and her mother, Rose Richards.
  • As of July 2021, Thompson-Herah has achieved 43 clockings below 11 seconds in the 100 metres.