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Elaine Thompson-Herah has poured cold water on reports that she is leaving the MVP Track Club.
She described the information as rumors and said she was taking a well-deserved break from her record breaking season in which she became the first woman to successfully defend the 100 and 200m titles at the same Olympics.
Reports emerged on Thursday that after her stellar season, Thompson-Herah had made the decision to quit the MVP and would now be coached by her husband, Derron Herah.
On Thursday night, the 2021 Diamond League 100m champion appeared on NBC Sports’ Brother from Another show, denouncing the news.
“I’m the fastest woman in the world, so they’re going to create some sort of information to distract the world, so those are rumors of course. I’ve seen articles in the media that I have passed away more than once. There are always media rumors, they always target me, I don’t know why, ”she told hosts Michael Smith and Michael Holley.
“It’s probably because I didn’t show up for training. I’m still on rest, so maybe they’re just speculating why I’m not in training, but I just got back. from the international circuit and we normally have a month off and this is my second week.
Thompson-Herah set a new Olympic record of 10.61 while defending his Olympic title in the 100m and 21.53 to win back-to-back 200m titles. She won a third gold medal in the Jamaica 4×100 relay team. After the Olympics, she set the streak of fastest times in history – 10.54, 10.64, 10.72 and 10.65 – to close the season as the only woman to complete four times. legal in the wind faster than 10.70.