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Elaine Thompson Herah Hires Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce’s Coach Ahead of 2024 Paris Olympics
- Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be trained by the same coach
- reigning women's 100m Olympic champion Thompson-Herah recently cut ties with her coach and appointed Fraser-Pryce's coach
- These two Jamaican sprinters have won the last four Olympic gold medals in the women's 100m
Olympic gold medalists Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are set to train together ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.
This comes after Thompson-Herah appointed Fraser-Pryce's coach, Reynaldo Walcott.
Thompson-Herah split with her former coach over pay and is expected to be in the same camp as her long-time rival Fraser-Pryce. Walcott has been coaching the multiple Olympic champion since before the Tokyo Olympics.
Thompson-Herah decided to part company with her coach, Shanikie Osbourne, because of a disagreement over pay, per NBC Sports. The report also says the two sprinters shared a coach a few years ago before Fraser-Pryce hired Walcott.
The two sprint legends are now set to train in the same camp ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Jamaican 100m dominance
Fraser-Pryce won the Olympic 100 gold in 2008 and 2012, while Thompson-Herah took gold in 100m and 200m in the 2016 and 2021 games.
The 31-year-old finished fifth in the Jamaican trials for the 2023 World Athletics Championships. Fraser-Pryce took bronze in the 100m final in Budapest, won by American Sha'Carri Richardson.
They will be looking to take home the women's 100m gold for the fifth Olympics in a row. Either could become the first woman to win the 100m gold three times.
Fraser-Pryce hinted at retirement after next year's games. The 36-year-old is considered the greatest female sprinter of all time.
Thompson-Herah remains the fastest woman alive. She clocked 10.54 seconds to win the women's 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, in 2021, per World Athletics.
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Shelly-Ann breaks Bolt’s record
Sports Brief also reported on how Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce broke Usain Bolt’s record to become the most successful Jamaican athlete in history.
Fraser-Pryce's third-place finish now sees her move above Usain Bolt to 15 medals in the World Championships. Bolt won 14 medals - 11 of them gold - during his illustrious career.
His compatriot is now second in the all-time list behind American great, Allyson Felix, who leads the standings with 20 medals.