When the fastest woman in the history of Olympics was banned from Instagram days after winning gold in 100m and 200m at Tokyo 2020, it sparked an enormous uproar among sports fans and the sprinter’s admirers.
On Wednesday, Elaine Thompson-Herah, who broke the Olympics record for women’s 100m race, announced that her Instagram account had been blocked because she had posted short clips from both her gold-medal winning races. She was blocked by Facebook-owned Instagram for copyright infringement.
Thompson-Herah took to Twitter to share the news with the world. She posted, “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.”
I was blocked on Instagram for posting the races of the Olympic because I did not own the right to do so. So see y’all in 2 days
— Elaine Thompson Herah (@FastElaine) August 3, 2021
Thompson has more than 300,000 followers on Instagram. Some fans…