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Elaine Thompson-Herah: 5-time Olympic champion appoints Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s coach


Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Elaine Thompson-Herah (left) will purpose to win third successive Olympic golds over 100m and 200m in Paris

5-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah will prepare underneath the identical coach as Jamaica team-mate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as she prepares to defend her dash titles at Paris 2024.

The 31-year-old, winner of 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at Tokyo 2020, will proceed her Olympic preparations with Reynaldo Walcott – coach of 10-time world champion Fraser-Pryce since 2020.

Thompson-Herah is the second-fastest girl in historical past over 100m and her golden treble in Tokyo got here after she received 100m and 200m gold at Rio 2016.

However whereas she has dominated ladies’s sprinting on the previous two Olympic Video games, she did not qualify for this yr’s World Championships in Budapest following an injury-hampered season.

5-time world 100m champion Fraser-Pryce received the Olympic 100m title at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

She was a part of her nation’s profitable 4x100m relay group in Tokyo – however needed to accept 100m silver behind Thompson-Herah.

“Out of difficulties develop miracles,” Thompson-Herah posted on X.

The athletes’ administration group mentioned: “Thompson-Herah stays as devoted as ever to her craft, demonstrating an unequivocal concentrate on the trail forward.

“Her dedication to excellence is unwavering and he or she is resolute in her pursuit of defending the double Olympic titles she so triumphantly earned.”

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