Elaine Thompson-Herah named World Athletics Feminine Athlete of the 12 months – •
[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this article to our attention.] The Jamaica Observer introduced that Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah was named the World Athletics Feminine Athlete of the 12 months.
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah was minutes in the past named the World Athletics Feminine Athlete of the 12 months at a digital awards ceremony.
The Olympic Video games triple gold medallist is the third Jamaican to win the award after Merlene Ottey and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
This was the third time the sprinter had been nominated for the celebrated award.
Thompson-Herah earned the ladies’s award amongst finalists that included Sifan Hassan (Netherlands, 5000m/10,000m), Religion Kipyegon (Kenya, 1500m), Sydney McLaughlin (USA, 400m hurdles) and Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela, triple bounce).
She turned the primary lady to win 100m, 200m and 4x100m golds at one Olympics since Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988. Thompson-Herah additionally clocked the second-fastest 100m and 200m instances in historical past (10.54, 21.53), trailing solely Griffith Joyner’s world information.
[Photo above by Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP: Elaine Thompson-Herah]
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