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Thompson-Herah revels in Laureus World Sports Award


(Jamaica Observer) Elaine Thompson-Herah has described her winning the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year as “mind-blowing” when on Sunday she became the first woman from the Caribbean to win the prestgious award, called the ‘Oscars for sports’.

Thompson-Herah, who won three gold medals at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, last year to defend her sprint double, and was a member of the women’s 4x100m team that took the gold, beat an impressive field to join four-time male winner Usain Bolt as the only Jamaicans to win the award.

The nominees for the 2021 award included veretan American track and field athlete Allyson Felix, Spanish football player Alexia Putellas, Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty, Australian swimmer Emma McKeon, and American swimmer Katie Ledecky.

Thompson-Herah expressed her appreciation via video on the awards show that was broadcast on the American network NBC.

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