Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, who made historical past in Tokyo by changing into the primary lady to win gold within the 100 and 200 meters in consecutive Video games, was quickly blocked from posting to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon after sharing a video of her Olympic races.
“I used to be blocked on Instagram for posting the races of the Olympic as a result of I didn’t personal the precise to take action. So see y’all in 2 days,” she stated on Twitter on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, she regained permission to publish hours after her tweet. “My block is cleared,” she posted on an Instagram story on Tuesday night time, together with two hugging face emoji.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee owns the mental property related to the Olympic Video games, proscribing what athletes and different credentialed personnel can share to their social media accounts, together with some pictures or movies from the Video games.
A spokesperson for Fb, Instagram’s guardian firm, confirmed that it eliminated a video however that Thompson-Herah’s entry was mistakenly suspended.
Instagram removes content material when it’s reported by the particular person or group who owns the rights, the spokesperson stated.
Thompson-Herah set a Jamaican file for the ladies’s 200 meters with a time of 21.53 seconds and an Olympic file within the ladies’s 100 meters with a time of 10.61 seconds, breaking American Florence Griffith Joyner’s mark of 10.62 from 1988.
Her subsequent race will likely be Thursday when she competes within the ladies’s 4×100-meter relay.