By Joana Arries-Tagoe

Jamaican female track and field sprinter, Elaine Thompson-Herah has celebrated one year wedding anniversary.

Elaine Thompson, who won gold in the finals of the women’s 100m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio ahead of Tori Bowie and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce tied the knot with former athlete and coach – Deron Herah on Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Celebrating the maiden anniversary, Elaine Thompson-Herah took to her social media pages to thank God for how far he has brought the couple:

“One year! We made it! Happy first wedding anniversary to us (beautiful couple)– here’s to many, many more,” she wrote.

“Lord, you are a glorious God who has allowed my husband and I to witness one year of marriage.

“As we celebrate our anniversary, receive all the glory and may those who see us praise your holy name.

“Words cannot express the joy I feel because of your blessings upon our lives. One year of marriage have come with trials and you have seen us through them all (Psalm 34:19).

“You have been our source of healing and hope and have walked this journey with us daily.

“May this marriage bring you glory and praise with every passing year we’re together.

“In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. Happy 1st anniversary to us.


Thompson-Herah is the first female Jamaican sprinter to win the 100 metres and 200 metres at one Olympic Games event and the seventh overall.