Thompson-Herah cops World Athletics Female AOY Award

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Kayon Raynor

Elaine Thompson-Herah's dream 2021 season has ended with the Jamaican speedster walking away with track and field's biggest accolade, that of the World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year Award.

Thompson-Herah became only the third Jamaican woman after Merlene Ottey in 1990 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in 2013 to secure the trophy. 

After missing out on winning the covered award in 2016 and 2020, Thompson-Herah bolstered by her three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and sprint relay at the Tokyo Olympics, topped all challengers at Wednesday's glitzy awards ceremony in Monaco.




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