Elaine Thompson-Herah Named World Female Athlete of The Year

Elaine Thompson-Herah Named World Female Athlete of The Year
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Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah has closed a record-breaking 2021 season, by winning the Female World Athlete of the Year award at the World Athletics Awards held virtually on Wednesday.

Thompson-Herah produced one of the finest sprint seasons in history this year, retaining her Olympic 100m and 200m titles in Tokyo and becoming the first woman in history to win back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles; and adding a third gold medal in the 4x100m relay.

On top of her Olympic triple, she also clocked world-leading times of 10.54 and 21.53 over 100m and 200m respectively, moving to second on the world all-time lists and coming within touching distance of the long-standing world records.

“I just take it year by year,” said Thompson-Herah. “I went very close to the world record so you know, anything is possible. No spikes hanging up any time soon!

"The World Championships in Oregon is most definitely my next big target.”

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