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FILE PHOTO: Elaine Thompson-Herah into the final of the women's 100m at the Commonwealth Games 2022

Olympic Games sprint double champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah, is set to leave the MVP Track Club, according to media reports.

Nationwide News is reporting that sources close to Thompson-Herah disclosed the development on Thursday. It’s being reported that Thompson-Herah sent a letter to MVP and her major shoe sponsors Nike,  indicating her decision.

Stephen Francis coached Elaine Thompson-Herah to back-to-back sprints double titles in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. She also won silver in her breakthrough year of 2015 at the Beijing World Championships.

It is also understood that Thompson-Herah may sign with Puma. was unable to get confirmation from MVP president Bruce James, but he told Nationwide Sports that discussions are underway regarding Thompson-Herah’s future at the track club.

“In short, I would not be surprised if she [Thompson Herah] is not here. I don’t know if she is going to be here but neither do I for anybody else in her situation,” Francis told the RJRGLEANER Group.

Elaine Thompson-Herah ran a new Jamaica and Olympic Games record of 10.61 to win the 100m in Tokyo and lowered the mark less than two weeks later to 10.54. She also broke Merlene Ottey Jamaican record of 21.53 to win the 200m in Tokyo.

She ended her season with victory at the Diamond League in Zurich.

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  1. She looks like a higher testestorone lady , I think Mboma is a far better woman🤔😥🤔🤔.. she can go wherever she/he wants.
    Catching is allowed coz truth always hurts

  2. When you rise the new friends or influences are the progress destroyers. Many Jamaicans mindset if the above story is truth is what we see place out everyday especially in many relationships where the persons who thrusted others to great heights are drop along the journey. Continuation is not a part of our culture mostly on the black side of our population hence the reason many black owned businesses failed when the founder dies! Success attract the bad and the good, choose wisely lady.

  3. I know they are great coaches. I’m not sure who is the best in the island and who really has the best program or skill set…I’m just thinking that she would definitely make a good choice from the top options and put in the hard work to always be at her best – hopefully.

  4. You all know that no matter how unno wah chat and seh all sort a crap, unno opinion won’t be taken into consideration for an athletes’ decision though, right? She will still be team JA and I’m sure she must have her valid reasons for making such decision. If she remains disciplined and still trains hard, she will continue to do well…. A some a we same ones used to seh she a di female version of Asafa when she did not deliver as expected a few years back and placed abt 5th in the final. Let’s cheer them on. They would know better than we do abt what’s best for them.

    • El Otoño Pintoresco what exactly are you talking about if Elains leaves MVP .the next best place to go is with Glen mills ..Remember they are sponsored by puma. She is definitely not going to Shelly Ann Coach. So it is Glenn Mills . Doesnt take a rocket science degree to figure that out.. Elain husband has sharp mind for track and field and seems to know what he is doing and is guiding her career very well

    • El Otoño Pintoresco I have never heard of her being labelled as the female version of Asafa!!! Who could say such a thing as that because she got silver in the 200m at her 1st World Championship & gold medals for the sprint double in her 1st Olympics!!! She subsequently sustained injuries for the next few seasons!!!

      • Patrick O. Thompson-Tommo I’ve seen it as comments made…the thing is that many of us jcans are biggest fans when they are at their best but as soon as things are not too bright… what her a bad start, injury or not at their best, they are quick to criticize and jump wagon. It was done with Asafa and now same thing I see about Yohan.

  5. Anna-kay Grandison Shelly was forced back due to her contract with Nike love. If you are not abreast of the ins and out of what happened don’t comment on it. Rubbish!

  6. Jerome Brown she left in 2016, she’s won a medal almost every year. She was hurt 2017, Elaine did not win a single medal after 2016 untill now. And she was in all the finals.

  7. Jerome Brown So what ur saying is SAFP would’ve ran 10.5 in the 100m and a 21.4 in the 200m if she stayed at MVP? Cause I sure didn’t see that. Additionally, why didn’t this happen in 2019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 and 2008 then? If she stayed at MVP, Franno may have even stopped her from running the 200m yet again. As Franno himself said, there comes a certain point in ur career where other things matter more. And SAFP and Elaine both should have the freedom to do whatever they want. Their names are cemented in the history books regardless of what happens in the future.

  8. Vaughn White listen if unuh no follow or understand tracks dnt come commenting unda me post! Caz nuff a unuh only a say shelly r elaine since wahday

    • Anna-kay Grandison shelly only went back because Nike force her to and once she renegotiate her contract with Nike and get paid like how she should she leave . This is about how Nike treats non American athletes. Look at the Prefontaine diamond league. ALL the commercials Nike ran was about Sha carri when Elaine just did something no other women had ever done . Won back to back double at the Olympics and Nike disrespected her. Puma has always stand with Jamaica

    • Anna-kay Grandison “She lef again and see what happen’? What exactly happened? She ran PBs in both the 100m and 200m, outdoing everything she has ever done at MVP.

        • Jerome Brown while that is true be mindful that Francis also held back Elaine so that Shelly could accomplish these titles without that competition. Elaine desired at that time to run the 100 and she was denied. How often did they both compete together in the same races?

    • Anna-kay Grandison Shelly was forced back due to her contract with Nike love. If you are not abreast of the ins and out of what happened don’t comment on it. Rubbish!


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