Elaine Thompson has joined forces with sports apparel manufacturer Nike to launch a female collection called the Nike Beautiful x Powerful (NBX).
“I’m excited to announce that Nike is launching a collection that they are calling ‘The Nike Beautiful X Powerful Collection,'” Thompson declared on social media.
Nike says the new collection celebrates Thompson’s hard work, dedication and victories; the second Nike footwear collection inspired by female athletes and their boundary-breaking accomplishments.
The assortment includes five Nike footwear icons in crisp, white perforated leather with hints of gold. Each shoe is also embellished with Elaine’s signature, her mantra “one life, one chance” and her winning times of 21:78 for 200 meters and 10:71 for 100 meters.
Last summer, Elaine Thompson swept the 100 and 200-meter sprints in Rio, becoming the first female sprinter (and the first Jamaican ever) to accomplish this milestone since 1988. ‘The Nike Beautiful X Powerful Collection will be available June 1.
Thompson, who rose from the small rural town of Banana Ground in the hills of Manchester Parish, Jamaica, to become a star, says she is motivated by her peers, and especially her training partner, fellow Jamaican gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Fraser-Pryce, she says, has played a crucial role in Thompson’s development into the confident, winning athlete she is today.