Why Fraser-Pryce says her Doha 100m world title was her greatest yet

By October 04, 2020

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce boasts a treasure trove of gold medals from the many global finals she has won since she burst onto the scene at the Beijing Olympics 12 years ago. She has set many records along the way including the first woman to win a sprint treble at a World Championships in Moscow in 2013, or becoming the first Jamaican woman to win Olympic 100m gold in Beijing in 2008.

However, the 33-year-old veteran, in an interview on the Olympic channel, said her greatest victory occurred at the 2019 World Championships in Doha where became the first athlete to win four 100m World titles.

Winning her first world title after giving birth, made it extra special.

 “My greatest win is coming back and having my son and winning that World Championships,” said Fraser Pryce who took home two gold medals from Doha. She was also a member of Jamaica’s winning 4x100m relay team.

“For a lot of times in my life I have been told what I can do, what I cannot do and what is attainable for me; and here I am putting everything to the test, understanding that we are not limited, we are so much more, we are powerful, we are strong.

“Having my son rejuvenated me mentally, spiritually and emotionally.”

The two gold medals Fraser-Pryce won in Doha brought her World Championships gold medal tally to nine.

 

 

 

 

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