Business Wire

PUMA Signs Fastest Woman Alive Elaine Thompson-Herah

Share

Global sports brand PUMA has signed five-time Olympic champion and fastest woman alive Elaine Thompson-Herah. The 30-year-old Jamaican will further boost the company’s impressive roster of track and field athletes ahead of the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220714005860/en/

To view this piece of content from mms.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Global sports brand PUMA has signed five-time Olympic champion and fastest woman alive Elaine Thompson-Herah. (Photo: Business Wire)

Elaine Thompson-Herah is the first woman in history to win the "sprint double" at consecutive Olympics, capturing gold in both the 100 meter and 200 meter at the 2016 Rio Olympics and again at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Apart from her historic Olympic achievements, Elaine Thompson-Herah became the fastest woman alive when she ran 10.54 seconds at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, USA, in 2021.

“We are thrilled that Elaine has chosen to join the PUMA family,” said PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden. “With her speed she embodies everything we stand for as a brand. Elaine ran the second-fastest time in women's history last year and is only 0.05 seconds off a world record. She really targets the 100-meter world record and we want to help her achieve that goal with our most innovative performance products.”

PUMA has a long and rich history in Track & Field and has sponsored the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association since 2002. Elaine Thompson-Herah now joins her Jamaican compatriot, sprint superhero, world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.

“PUMA just felt like the right fit, a company that has been working with the World’s Fastest Man for decades,” said Elaine Thompson-Herah. “I’m excited to be part of such an elite group and can’t wait to get started. I really want to break the 100-meter world record. The current one has been undefeated for 34 years. Now is the time. I think there's still a lot I can unleash."

PUMA

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For more than 70 years, PUMA has relentlessly pushed sport and culture forward by creating fast products for the world’s fastest athletes. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Basketball, Golf, and Motorsports. It collaborates with renowned designers and brands to bring sport influences into street culture and fashion. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs about 16,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany.

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

PUMA – Kerstin Neuber
Senior Head of Communications
kerstin.neuber@puma.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Abionic Receives IVDR Certification for Its Predictive Ultra-Rapid Sepsis Test Allowing the Management of Antibiotic Administration9.8.2022 06:00:00 CEST | Press release

Abionic SA, a developer of disruptive nanotechnology-based diagnostic solutions, has announced that its Pancreatic Stone Protein (PSP) test on the abioSCOPE® has been certified by BSI certification agency as complying with the European In-vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR), EU 2017/746. This certification granted by notified bodies like BSI is required for in-vitro diagnostics to continue being sold in the European Union. The IVDR’s extensive requirements were adopted by the European Parliament in 2017 and must now be implemented by May 26, 2022. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220808005159/en/ FIVE MINUTES TO SAVE LIVES - Immediate clinical decision-making at your fingertips (Photo: Business Wire) IVDR becomes mandatory as of May 26, 2022. There are also transitional rules that will allow well-established instruments that have not been IVDR certified, but that entered the EU before, to still be sold until 202

A Digital Twin of Kabuki Actor Shido Nakamura Created with NTT’s Another Me Technology Debuts at “Cho Kabuki 2022 Powered by NTT”9.8.2022 05:03:00 CEST | Press release

NTT Corporation (President: Akira Shimada, “NTT”) and Shochiku Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Junichi Sakamoto) have announced "Cho Kabuki 2022 Powered by NTT" sponsored by Shochiku, with the first act starring Shido Nakamura's digital twin, “Shido Twin.” The debut of Shido Twin showcases NTT’s research and development of a computer that reproduces people as digital twins and is the first step in the social implementation of this new technology. We hope you will come and witness the birth of Shido Nakamura reproduced as a digital twin. Created in collaboration with Shochiku Co., Ltd., the Shido Twin autonomously reproduces the gestures of Shido Nakamura, who plays the leading role in Cho-kabuki, using the body motion generation technology of Another Me. Another Me is a technology born out of NTT’s Digital Twin Computing1 concept. With Another Me, we aim to allow individuals to create an “alternative self” in the digital space, dramatically increasing the opportunities to flourish and grow

IFF Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results8.8.2022 22:21:00 CEST | Press release

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. Management Commentary "We continued to execute on our near-term operational priorities to achieve strong top and bottom-line results in the second quarter," said IFF CEO Frank Clyburn. "Our teams have acted with urgency to implement necessary pricing actions in collaboration with our customers and delivered productivity benefits that offset on-going inflationary pressures. Going forward, we are preparing for more uncertain market conditions, yet remain confident in delivering our full year financial objectives. At the same time, we are advancing our strategic efforts, deploying innovation, refining our portfolio and strengthening our culture to deliver strong value creation for all our stakeholders. Reflecting our confidence, we are pleased to announce that we are raising our quarterly dividend. This marks thirteen years of consecutive dividend increases and unders

Waldom Electronics Announces New Advisory Board8.8.2022 20:30:00 CEST | Press release

Waldom Electronics is excited to announce the launch of its Advisory Board comprised of recognized leaders who will bring their knowledge and experience to the company. The Advisory Board will work closely with Don Akery, Waldom’s Chief Executive Officer, to help maximize performance with special focus on long term strategy. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220805005440/en/ Kevin Rock (Photo: Business Wire) Waldom’s Chairman, Jamil Nizam stated, “In order to build on our significant growth over the last several years, I have been working diligently to create a world-class Advisory Board. I am thrilled to have assembled this board of exceptional individuals who will bring their skills, experience and objectivity to help Waldom realize its goals, vision and mission.” Waldom welcomes the following members to its Advisory Board: - Kevin Rock, Former President of TE Connectivity’s Industrial Solutions Segment with o

Sermo Barometer Reveals Growing Concern Among Global Physicians Regarding Monkeypox8.8.2022 16:00:00 CEST | Press release

With the spread of monkeypox on the rise and the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring a global health emergency, findings from a recent survey conducted by Sermo, a physician-first online community and leader in global HCP insights, show there is high concern about public misinformation spreading. The survey also found that while 71% of respondents would recommend vaccination as a preventative measure to a patient who was concerned about contracting monkeypox, 65% of doctors say their country does not have enough vaccines. The barometer survey included 1,011 physician respondents from 20 countries, with key findings including: Concerns About Misinformation Seventy-eight percent of physician respondents are concerned about the spread of monkeypox misinformation and 60% are concerned that monkeypox is being categorized incorrectly as a sexually transmitted disease, such as syphilis or HPV. Based on lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, 36% feel public health authorities should priorit

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom