October 05, 2019
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did it again, and is named is the fastest woman in the world.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made history when she won the 100 meters World Championship for the fourth time.
The Jamaican athlete is now considered the fastest woman in the world after her win in Doha, Qatar.
She battled every inch of the way that took her from the violent streets of her Waterhouse neighborhood to the podium of the World Championships.
At the finish line, Shelly-Ann clocked 10.71 seconds, which is 0.01 seconds slower than her personal best which she achieved in 2012.
Shelly-Ann was awarded her fourth World Championships 100 meters gold medal and eighth gold medal overall.
Shelly-Ann revealed that the birth of her son Zyon, followed by the tragic death of someone close to her made her question her life choices, and she was hesitant to return to athletics. She wrote:
“Two years ago giving birth to Zyon changed me. Two years ago I lost a loved one and two years ago I was broken. But yet I RISE… I am so grateful for the outpouring of love from my friends, family, fellow athletes, supporters and sponsors over the years. Your belief and encouragement gave me strength.”
For Shelly-Ann the secret to achieving any goal is self-belief and determination. She expressed her gratitude for the women who had gone before and her pride in those that are following in her footsteps. She wrote:
“I am humbled to be filling my shoes with my potential, fill yours and never stop for anyone and do it with all your heart and all your courage.”
Shelly-Ann isn't just faster than a speeding bullet, the woman has true grit, and heart to spare.
Thank you Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, for being an example, and an inspiration to us all.
The Jamaican rocket-woman grew up in abject poverty, and she battled every inch of the way that took her from the violent streets of her Waterhouse neighborhood to the podium of the World Championships.
But Shelly-Ann isn't just a superb athlete, she'd a wife, a mother and a businesswoman.
She has her own hair salon - hence the colorful hair - and is engaged with the community, spending much of her time talking to youngsters about improving their lives and fighting for a brighter future.
As Shelly-Ann herself has proved, there are no impossible dreams.
September 23, 2018