RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman - Elaine Thompson
Thompson: Olympic Games 100m gold
Olympic Games 200m gold
Times: 100m: 10.70, 10.71 and 10.72
200m:21.78 and 21.85
Elaine Thompson ended the 2016 season as the most dominant female sprinter in the world. She became the first Caribbean woman to win the sprint double at the Olympic Games since 1988.
The 24-year-old Thompson also earned a silver medal as part of Jamaica's Olympic 4x100m relay team, bronze in the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships and the IAAF Diamond League trophy for the 100m as she ended the season undefeated in 12 finals in that particular event.
She also registered the three fastest times in 2016 in the 100m (10.70, 10.71 and 10.72) and the two fastest times in the 200m (21.78 and 21.85).