Five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, trying for a third consecutive 100-200 sprint gold double next year in Paris, will train under coach Reynaldo Walcott, her agent said on Monday.
Andi Sports Management, in an Instagram posting, said the 31-year-old Jamaican sprint star will join Elite Performance Track Club and train under Walcott as does Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a 10-time world champion and 100m champion at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
“Out of difficulties grow miracles. Happy Monday,” Thompson-Herah posted on social media.
Thompson-Herah had split from her former coach earlier this month.
“Amidst this transition, Mrs. Thompson Herah remains as dedicated as ever to her craft, demonstrating an unequivocal focus on the ahead,” the statement from her agent said.
“Her commitment to excellence is unwavering, and she is resolute in her pursuit of defending the double Olympic titles she so triumphantly earned.”
Thompson-Herah won the women’s 100 and 200 metres at the 2016 Rio Olympics and took titles in the 100 and 200 again at Tokyo as well as helping the 4x100m relay to gold with Fraser-Pryce among her teammates.
Fraser-Pryce settled for 100m silver behind Thompson-Herah at Tokyo.