Five-time Olympic champion sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah splits with coach

Less than a year before she tried to defend her sprint titles at the Olympic Games in Paris 2024Five-time Olympic champion sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah has split with her coach Shanikie Osbourne.

Thompson-Herah’s agency, Andi Sports Management, said “the professional separation was due to a breakdown in negotiations over a compensation package for the services Coach Osbourne would provide.”

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“The package proposed by the former coach was; by any measure of what is usual for such services; extremely excessive and without any flexibility for the other party to negotiate. Together, there was no We have no choice but to seek the services of another coach,” the agency said.

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Jamaica’s sprint queen won 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning 100m and 200m gold at Rio 2016.

Thompson-Herah made history by becoming the first woman to achieve back-to-back Olympic doubles, when she defended her 100m and 200m titles in Tokyo in 2021. She capped off her remarkable Games with a gold medal in the 4×100- meter.

In 2021, the 31-year-old became the second fastest woman ever in the 100 metres, behind world record holder Florence Griffith-Joyner.

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