Elaine Thompson-Herah vs Sha'Carri Richardson: Who rocked Puma and Nike's Paris Olympic kits better?

Elaine Thompson-Herah vs Sha'Carri Richardson: Who rocked Puma and Nike's Paris Olympic kits better?

Funmilayo Fameso 21:01 - 12.04.2024

There has been several reactions since the release of Nike and Puma kits for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. But who really did justice in the modelling - Elaine Thompson-Herah or Sha'Carri Richardson?

Giant sportswear manufacturers Puma and Nike unveiled their kits for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Unsurprisingly, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Sha'Carri Richardson were the leading faces of the different brands for the launch.

Thompson-Herah as the reigning double Olympic champion will have a chance at making history in Paris, while Richardson as the world's fastest woman will be gunning to win USA's first Olympic gold in the women's 100m event in 26 years.

Sha'Carri Richardson and Elaine Thompson-Herah are two of track and field's most influential athletes

The Jamaican kits by Puma were revealed a few weeks ago during a glamorous occasion featuring past, present, and future Olympians during their prestigious high school championships CHAMPS, and voted by fans as the best heading to the Olympic Games.

Puma produced a thing of beauty with their designs, using eye-catching combinations of Jamaican Gold, Green, and Black colours.

Elaine Thompson-Herah donning Jamaica's Paris 2024 Olympic kits

Meanwhile, Team USA's unveiling by Nike received wild reactions from American athletes and athletics enthusiasts, with most calling it 'lazy' and a replica of Great Britain's design.

Richardson, who's the most famous female track star, did the honours of being the top model for the launch at the Nike On Air Event 2024 in Paris.  

Sha'Carri Richardson donning Team USA's Paris 2024 Olympic kits

With both designs in mind, who rocked their Paris Olympic kits better -Elaine Thompson-Herah or Sha'Carri Richardson?

Are Puma kits better than Nike's designs?

After the unveiling by the giant manufacturers, an ongoing debate among track and field fans believe that Puma nailed their designs ahead of Nike.

A special design made for Jamaica by Puma

Being the official kit sponsors of Jamaica, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Botswana, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, Qatar, Ukraine, Sweden, and a few other countries, Puma made known their Olympic kits at an event in Paris.

Likewise, Nike didn't unveil for Team USA alone but revealed the designs for their other sponsored countries in Kenya (tagged the worst kit), China, Canada, and Germany.

While both designs have their unique qualities, people's choices will always be different, and like the famous quote says: "Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder."