Pregnant Fraser-Pryce plans to keep training until…
A very pregnant Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce says she plans to keep training even as she prepares for her biggest moment yet, the birth of her first child.
Fraser-Pryce, a two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion, announced recently that she and her husband Jason were expecting.
She also announced that she expects to be back in 2018, ready to resume her international career that has spanned a decade.
She was a guest at the launch of the 2017 Inter-Secondary School Association (ISSA) Boys' and Girls' Championships at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston on Thursday.
Speaking with SportsMax.TV afterwards, Fraser-Pryce, who has a gold medal from those championships back in 2005, inspired the student-athletes in attendance, telling them they are always students first and as such should commit as much to their academics as they do to athletics.
Turning to her situation now, the champion sprinter who has plans to compete in Tokyo, said she was taking everything day by day.
“I’m still training because I am an athlete but I have no immediate plans. I am just moving with how I feel and as time goes then I will decide that I am stopping now,” she said, revealing that she is enjoying the experience.
“I am enjoying the process right now and just looking forward and what’s to come after,” she said.
She said she is relishing the opportunity of being a mother.
“Life in itself is complicated and for me, I don’t think there is any person who is more deserving of being in a complicated situation. I like complicated. I work better with complications,” she said laughing.
“I am looking forward to the new experiences of what will come and what I am also looking forward to is bringing out the strong character and will to move beyond what persons expect of you or what persons think, what they assume and move to something greater.”
Fraser-Pryce, born in poverty 30 years ago in the inner-city of Waterhouse, expressed gratitude that her child will be born in entirely different circumstances.
“Let me say thanks to the Lord for all the things He has done and continues to do because without Him I wouldn’t be who I am and where I am, so I think that sums up everything.”