Thousands of teenagers across the UK will soon find out the results of their GCSE or A-level exams.
With academia in the air, press conference host Geoff Wightman asked each of the athletes about their high school report cards.
“Mine was pretty boring,” admitted Dina Asher-Smith. “They always had the same positive comments.”
“I was quite shy at school,” said Kendra Harrison. “I didn’t speak up a lot in class, but I was a hard worker.”
“I can’t really remember what my reports said,” added Katarina Johnson-Thompson. “I was a bit silly in the classroom, but I was never naughty.”
“I was good at school,” said Nafissatou Thiam. “I liked studying.”
However, one athlete on the panel bucked the trend of model students.
“I was a trouble maker,” said Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, matter-of-factly. “My friends would laugh at anything I’d say. My report cards would always say, ‘Shelly-Ann talks too much and need to settle down. She can do better’.”
Just four years after leaving high School, however, Fraser-Pryce announced her arrival on the global athletics stage by winning the Olympic 100m title in Beijing.
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