Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica

Former two-time Olympic Games 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is now training in St. Elizabeth, one of Jamaica’s western parishes.

Fraser-Pryce, one of Jamaica’s most decorated athletes, was spotted this week working out at St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) under the watchful eyes of Reynaldo Walcott.

Walcott worked for years with Stephen Francis at MVP.

News of Fraser-Pryce’s departure from MVP broke during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but when asked, the athlete only said: “I think that’s a question you need to ask Stephen Francis.”

Fraser-Pryce won the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games 100m titles and finished third in Rio. She also won four World Championships gold medals at 100m (3) and 200m.

Francis when asked, replied: “What I can say is that after the Olympic Games there is often disappointment and disappointed people have to make an assessment as to why they performed below their expectations,” Francis said.

“Coaches of the disappointed people, like myself, have to take the blame and I accept full blame for Shelly-Ann not performing the way she expected to,” Francis was quoted as saying.

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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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