Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah walked away as the winner of the 2021 World Athletics Athlete of the year award on December 1st to top off what was a very good year for the back to back Olympic gold medalist.
In celebration of the monumental win, she took to Instagram moments ago and wrote, “Way to cap off a magnificent historic season with my first world Athletics athlete of the year award, I am just amazed with how the Lord piloted me throughout this year.”
She went on to give thanks to all her sponsors and supporters, “Thanks to all my sponsors @ncbjamaica @flowjamaica and @nike for your continued support. Thanks to all my longstanding supporters family, friends and, fans always with me through the ups and downs love you all❤️ #Historybooks.“
By all accounts Elaine had the best sprint season by a female in history this year, retaining her Olympic 100-metre and 200-metre titles in Tokyo and adding a third gold medal in the 4x100m relay. In 2021 Elaine Thompson-Herah clocked a world-leading time of 10.54 and 21.53 over 100m and 200m respectively.
The award ceremony was held virtually online.
Check out her post below.