Elaine Thompson Embracing ‘Sprint Queen’ Title


Elaine Thompson says she happily embraces the title “sprint queen”.

Thompson won the 100 and 200-metres at the Rio games to become the first Jamaican female to complete the sprint double at the Olympics.

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Thompson says the 10.49 seconds 100-metres world record set by American Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 is not beyond her reach.

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Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.