Today, August 17, 2019, marks the 11th anniversary of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s first world title – Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Fraser-Pryce, in her first Olympic Games, qualified from the first round with 11.35 seconds. She ran 11.06 seconds and 11.00 seconds in the sei-finals.
In the final, Fraser dropped a then-personal best of 10.78 seconds.
“I remember I had lost a lot of races going into those championships,” she says. “But once I got to the championships, I was excited and looking forward to a great competition. In the final I had the fastest start, and I led from start to finish.”
Now 32 and the mother of a two-year-old, Fraser-Pryce is currently having to balance family duties with her athletics career.
“My son has separation anxiety,” she said. “Before I set off for here, he was crying and holding on to my suitcase.
“It’s hard for me as a mum to leave him, but it’s something I have to do, a sacrifice,” she said. “It’s something I have to get used to as an athlete.”
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Congrats Shelly you mesmerized the world and made Jamaicans proud worldwide. We are still expecting great things from you mommy rocket
Still going strong. Forever faster?
Jamaica’s darling of the track…Congrats SFP the Mommy Rocket!! Keep going…?????
Congrats Shelly Ann can’t forget that day blessings nuff respect