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Elaine Thompson is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. She rose to prominence as part of the gold medal-winning team in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2015 World Championships, where she also won a silver medal in the 200 metres. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Thompson completed a rare sprint double when she won gold in the 100m and the 200m , becoming the first female sprinter to do so since Florence Griffith Joyner at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Thompson currently ranks as the fifth-fastest woman ever in the 200 metres event and tied fourth-fastest in the 100 metres.

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Elaine Thompson celebrating her silver medal at the 2015 World Championships
Personal information
Born (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 24)
Manchester, Jamaica
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 2 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Country  Jamaica
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 metres
200 metres
4×100 m relay
College team UTech
Club MVP Track Club
Coached by Stephen Francis
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 60m (i): 7.04
  • 100m: 10.70
  • 200m: 21.66

Elaine Thompson (born 28 June 1992) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. She rose to prominence as part of the gold medal-winning team in the 4x100 metres relay at the 2015 World Championships, where she also won a silver medal in the 200 metres. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Thompson completed a rare sprint double when she won gold in the 100m (with a time of 10.71 s) and the 200m (21.78 s), becoming the first female sprinter to do so since Florence Griffith Joyner at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Thompson currently ranks as the fifth-fastest woman ever in the 200 metres event and tied fourth-fastest in the 100 metres.

Shauane Miller-Uibo destroys Elaine Thompson and Dafne Schippers in 200m Monaco July 2019

Shauane Miller-Uibo destroys Elaine Thompson and Dafne Schippers in 200m Monaco July 2019.

Elaine Thompson eclipses Dina Asher-Smith at the wire in 100m dash | NBC Sports

Elaine Thompson claims her first Diamond League win in two years by pulling out a thrilling head-to-head duel against Dina Asher-Smith #NBCSports ...

Blessing Okagbare stuns Elaine Thompson and Dina Asher-Smith in women's 200m | NBC Sports

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare finishes first followed by Elaine Thompson and Dina Asher-Smith in the Women's 200m race at the Prefontaine Classic.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo vs Elaine Thompson Women's 200m Monaco Diamond League 2019 Herculis

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Elaine Thompson shocks the field in the Rome 100m sprint - IAAF Diamond League 2019

Elaine Thompson, JAM, 10.89, 1st Place WL Dina Asher-Smith, GBR, 10.94, 2nd Place Aleia Hobbs, USA, 11.12, 3rd Place.

ELAINE THOMPSON RUNS DOWN THE GB 4X100M WOMEN - IAAF Diamond League Zurich 2017

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