Elaine Thompson-Herah Biography

Elaine Thompson-Herah, in full, Elaine Sandra-Lee Thompson-Herah is the Jamaican personality who has earned the honor of OD [The Order of Distinction called in the Jamaican Honors system]. She is a competitor in 650 meters, 100 meters, and 200 meters races. She is one of the greatest sprinters of all time and has remained a 5-time Olympic winner, the known alive woman of all time, and the known second-fastest woman in history who competes in 100 m and 200 m races.

Elaine collected gold medals in both 100 m and 200 m races at the 2016 Rio Olympics and won the championship again at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. On 14th July 2022, Puma announced that they are signing the 5-time Olympic winner or the gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah. The German apparel manufacturer announced that they have secured Elaine as part of their company’s impressive roster of track and field athletes.

Early Life

Elaine Thompson-Herah was born on 28th June 1992 and she belongs to her birthplace Banana Ground in Manchester Parish, Jamaica. She went to Christiana High School and later shifted to Manchester High School. During her academic career, she was not only good in scholastics but was also regarded as an honoree of the Jamaican ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships held in 2009, where she was placed 4th in Class Two 100 meters with the best timing of 12.01 seconds. In 2011, during her final year at Manchester High, she was suspended from the track team and was not allowed to play because of disciplinary reasons. After completing her high school, Elaine was recruited to the University of Technology, Jamaica by Paul Francis, brother of the MVP Track Club head coach Stephen Francis.

Elaine Thompson-Herah Career

Elaine Thompson first had her international breakthrough in 2015. She repeated her intercollegiate champion in March and broke the record of 11 seconds while appearing at the UTech Classic on 11th April 2015. During that time, she had the world-leading record in running within the specific time of 10.92 seconds. Elaine had the next achievement at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston, where she defeated Blessing Okagbare and Allyson Felix and had the record-making timings of 10.97 s.

In 2015, during one of her major events, she was expected to run for 100 m at the Jamaican National Championships which doubled as trials for the 2015 World Championship in Beijing. However, her coach Stephen Francis pulled her from the event and told her to concentrate on the 200 m race where she later had her personal best of 22.37 s in May 2015.

Rise to Fame

In 2016, Elaine Thompson ran for the 200 m final and won her second gold medal with the minimum timings of 21.78 s, where she placed other competitors, namely Dafne Schippers and Tori Bowie, behind her. Elaine became the first female Jamaican sprinter to win the 100 m and 200 m at one Olympic event and the seventh overall in 2016. In April 2017, Elaine was included in the team which won a gold medal for the 4 × 200 meters relay at the World Relays, making a hard competition for the other forthcoming games after having the national record of 1m 29.04s.

Elaine became part of the history-making season in 2021 when she received the World Athletics’ World Female Athlete of the Year award and earned the honor of being called Best Female Athlete of the Year by the International Sports Press Association. Among the various accolades, honors, and awards, Elaine has won specific titles including Female Athlete of the Year by the North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletic Association and Athlete of the Year by Track & Field News.

Elaine Thompson-Herah Biography

Real Name Elaine Sandra-Lee Thompson-Herah
Birth Date 28 June 1992
Age (as of 2022) 30 Years
Birth Place Manchester Parish, Jamaica
Profession Athlete
College University of Technology, Jamaica
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 56 kg  –  in Pounds –  123 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father Keith Thompson
Mother Rose Richards

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who is her husband? Derron Herah

Personal Life

Elaine, who was 27 years old at the time, married her long-time known friend, partner, boyfriend, former sprinter, and coach Derron Herah on 2nd November 2019. Before exchanging the rituals of marriage, the couple maintained their relationship private. All of a sudden Elaine announced her wedding with the moderate named coach on her Instagram. She posted lots of her wedding pictures along with a long-written sweet note for her newly made husband. Like Elaine, Darron was also a professional Jamaican sprinter but later started serving as the coach. He remained a former St. Jago athlete and went to Southwest Christian Junior College and Texas Tech University. After announcing her marriage to the coach, Elaine changed her last name and started calling herself Elaine Thompson Herah.

Elaine Thompson-Herah Net Worth

Elaine Thompson-Herah brings forward an estimated net worth of $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She earned a bronze medal in the 60 meters at the 2016 World Indoor Championships and has remained a gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 100 meters. She earned her personal best as 7.04 seconds in the 60 meters, 10.7 seconds in the 100 meters, and 21.66 seconds in the 200 meters.

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