Olympic sprint champion kicked off Instagram for posting footage of her own races

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Gold medallist Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's 200m event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 4, 2021. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah celebrates her Olympic gold in the women's 200m final in Tokyo. (Ina Fassbender/AFP)

Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah was blocked on Instagram for showcasing her own Olympic wins in the women's 100m and 200m.

Thompson-Herah won the women’s 200m final in Tokyo on Tuesday with the second fastest time ever in the history of the event. 

It followed her 100m victory, in which she broke Florence Griffith-Joyner's Olympic record, set in the 1988 games.

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah (C) wins the women's 200m final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 3, 2021. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
Elaine Thompson-Herah wins the women's 200m final at the Tokyo Olympics. (Jewel Samad/AFP)

It is the second Olympics in a row in which the Jamaican has won gold in both event, making her the first woman to defend both titles at the same time.

But despite her record-breaking triumph, she was later blocked on Instagram for posting videos of her races after receiving short shrift from TV rights holders.

Olympic sprint champion kicked off Instagram for posting footage of her own race
Elaine Thompson-Herah was blocked from Instagram after sharing videos of her victories with friends and family. (Elaine Thompson-Herah/Instagram)

"I was blocked on Instagram for posting the races of the Olympic (sic) because I did not own the right to do so. So see y'all in 2 days," the sprinter wrote on Twitter.

The Jamaican had shared videos of her competition races with her 310,000 followers, alongside a story of her sharing her celebrations with friends and family.

However, hours later she was back on her Instagram account, and revealed that "my block is cleared" with smiling emojis. 

Thompson-Herah will attempt to make sure Jamaica go one better than their 4x100m relay silver in Rio in Friday's final.

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