Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Jamaican sprinter, has a remarkable career with numerous achievements. She was crowned the 100m world champion in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2019, and in the 2022 edition held in Oregon, USA. Additionally, she has 10 World Athletics Championships Gold medals, three Olympic Games gold medals, and a similar number of silver medals.
She also won a 200m gold medal in 2023 and four 4x100m relay titles at the 2009, 2013, 2019, and 2015 world championships. Fraser-Pryce is expected to participate for the final time at the much-anticipated Paris Olympics scheduled to take place from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, August 11, after which she plans to retire. Fraser-Pryce announced her retirement in an interview with American Magazine Essence on Thursday, February 8, 2024.
She expressed that she wants to finish her career on her own terms and mentioned that her decision is influenced by her family, particularly her son and supportive husband. She highlighted her desire to focus on other aspects of her life and give back to those who have supported her throughout her career. Regarding her participation in other events, it is not confirmed whether she will compete at this year’s Kip Keino Classic scheduled for April.
However, her dedication and outstanding contributions to the sport have left an indelible mark on athletic history, and her final appearance at the Paris Olympics is highly anticipated.