RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Jamaica’s sprint queen, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is claiming that she isn’t the best person to speak on news, that she is parting ways with longtime coach, Stephen Francis.

The news that Fraser-Pryce, winner of 15 global medals for Jamaica, will depart the UTech-based MVP group, came on Thursday.

Asked if there is any truth that she will be parting ways with MVP?

“I think that’s a question you need to ask Stephen Francis,” was how the two-time (2008 and 2012) Olympic Games 100m champion replied.

“If you asking anything about MVP, I think you direct it to Mr. Bruce James or Stephen Francis,” continued the sprinter, who has won six Olympics medal for Jamaica.

Pressed by journalists, ‘as far as you are concerned, we shall see you back at MVP?

Again, the 7-time World Championships gold medalist, replied: “As far as I am concerned, if it is you need to ask a question about MVP, Stephen Francis is a perfect person to speak to,” she said before ending the interview with a big laugh.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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