Elaine Thompson-Herah

Elaine Thompson-Herah

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Updated On June 25, 2022
Manchester, Jamaica
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Manchester, Jamaica

Elaine Thompson-Herah is a famous Jamaican sprinter and runner. Elaine Thompson-Herah is a five-time Olympic champion and has won gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and again at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Likewise, Elaine Thompson-Herah has also set an Olympic and Jamaican national record of 10.61 seconds in the 100 meters.

Early Life

Elaine Thompson-Herah was born in the year 1992 and celebrates her birthday on the 28th of June every year. Likewise, Elaine Thompson-Herah is 30 years old at the moment. Elaine Thompson-Herah was born in Manchester, jamaica. Moreover, Elaine Thompson-Herah belongs to Jamaican nationality and was born under the star sign Cancer.

Moving on to Elaine Thompson-Herah’s family, she has not revealed the names of her parents. Likewise, talking about her siblings, Elaine Thompson-Herah has not revealed any details either. Thus, the names and identities of Elaine’s family members are still a mystery. Elaine Thompson is a native of Banana Ground in Manchester Parish, Jamaica. Moreover, Elaine had started running from an early age and was naturally drawn to any kind of sports.


Elaine Thompson-Herah has gone to attend Christiana High School and later Manchester High School. She was a good but not outstanding scholastic sprinter. Moreover, 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, Elaine’s final year at Manchester High, she was left off the track team for disciplinary reasons.

After Elaine Thompson-Herah’s high school, she was recruited to the University of Technology, Jamaica by Paul Francis. During her time With MVP coaching, Thompson’s times started improving steadily.

Career and Professional Life

Elaine is a professional Jamaican runner. In the year 2013, Elaine clocked a seasonal best of 11.41s at the Gibson Relays. In the year 2014, Thompson won her first intercollegiate title. Similarly, she placed fifth in 11.26s at the national championships and had a seasonal best of 11.17s. Likewise, Elaine represented Jamaica at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, running in the 4 × 100 meters relay heats; Jamaica won their heat in 42.44s and went on to win gold in the final with Thompson-Herah, not in the line-up.


Caption: Elaine after winning gold in Tokyo Olympics(source: Instagram)

Elaine Thompson made her international breakthrough in 2015. Likewise, the runner repeated as Jamaican intercollegiate champion in March and broke 11 seconds for the first time at the UTech Classic on 11 April, running a world-leading 10.92 seconds. Elaine then ran 10.97 seconds at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston, defeating a field that included Blessing Okagbare and Allyson Felix.

During the London Grand Prix on 25 July, Thompson-Herah won a non-scoring Diamond League 200m race in 22.10s. She defeated  Americans Tori Bowie and Candyce McGrone. This was her new personal best and broke Merlene Ottey’s meeting record from 1991. Likewise, in the Beijing World Championships, Thompson-Herah won a silver medal, behind Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands.

Furthermore, in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Thompson-Herah placed first in the women’s 100 meters final. She wins the gold medal as fellow Jamaican athletes Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson received the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Likewise, Elaine achieved the second-equal fastest time in history, with an Olympic record of 10.61 seconds.

Awards and Net worth

Elaine has earned a handful of medals and awards. The Jamaican sprinter has won more than 17 awards and many other awards as well. Talking about Elaine’s net worth, the sprinter has earned a decent sum of wealth throughout her career. As of now, Elaine enjoys a net worth of $5 million.

Relationship status

Elaine is married to the former athlete and Coach Derron Herah. Likewise, the Jamaican pair has an amazing level of love and affection for each other.


Caption: Elaine on her marriage(source: Instagram)

Body measurements and Social media

Elaine Thompson-Herah stands tall at 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 57 kg. Likewise, Elaine Thompson-Herah has black hair and a pair of black eyes.


Caption: Elaine posing for a picture(source: Instagram)

Elaine Thompson-Herah is active on Instagram. The Jamaican sprinter has over 341k followers on her Instagram.