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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.