Thompson-Herah set to part company with coach and track club
KINGSTON – Two-time Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah is ending her long-standing relationship with coach Stephen Francis and the MVP Track Club.
According to media reports, Thompson-Herah, 29, wrote to Francis, the club and Nike, her shoe sponsor, informing them of her decision.
Francis coached Thompson-Herah for all her history-making career in which she won double sprint gold medals in the 100 and 200 metres at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and this year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.
Thompson-Herah will be the second high-profile female sprinter to leave the MVP barn after another Jamaican sprint queen, Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce left for Elite Performance more than a year ago.
Francis said training for elite MVP athletes resumes next month and he would not be surprised if Thompson-Herah failed to show up.