Thursday 20 September, 2018

Elaine Thompson joins with Nike to launch new sneakers line

Each sneaker is embellished with Thompson's signature and her mantra, 'One life, one chance'.

Each sneaker is embellished with Thompson's signature and her mantra, 'One life, one chance'.

Jamaica's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson has joined forces with top sports goods manufacturer, Nike to launch a celebrated female collection of sneakers called the Nike Beautiful X Powerful (NBX).

The shoe line celebrates Thompson’s hard work, dedication and victories at the highest levels globally.

The assortment, which is to be available from June 1, includes five Nike footwear icons in crisp, white perforated leather with hints of gold.

Each sneaker is embellished with Thompson's signature and her mantra, 'One life, one chance'.

Thompson, 24, became the first woman in 28 years to win the Olympic sprint double, doing so at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, where she topped both the 100 and the 200-metre sprints.

She said she wants to leave a legacy that inspires younger female athletes to follow their dreams.

Thompson, who emerged from Banana Ground district in Manchester, rose to extreme prominence as part of the gold medal-winning team in the 4x100-metre relay team at the 2015 World Championships, where she also won a silver medal in the 200 metres.

At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she completed a rare sprint double when she won gold in the 100m (with a time of 10.71 seconds) and the 200m (in 21.78 seconds) to become the first female sprinter to do so since Florence Griffith-Joyner at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

Thompson is currently ranked as the fifth fastest woman ever in the 200-metre event, and tied as the fourth fastest in the 100 metres.

This contrasted sharply with years of mostly average performances throughout her high school (Christiana and Manchester High) and university (UTech) years up to the lower rungs of the international ladder, before going on to hit top gear on the world's biggest stages.

 

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