Shelly Fraser Pryce to retire after Paris Olympic Games
Three-time Olympic Champion and five times World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has confirmed that she will hang up her spikes at the Paris Olympics this Summer.
The 37-year-old who has won 10 gold medals across five World Championships, and is regarded as one of the greatest sprinters of all time, made the revelation in an interview with essence magazine.
Fraser – pryce who is aiming to compete at her fifth olympics , says given the sacrifices made by her husband in the near two decades they have been together, she now owes it to him and her son to retire.
The former Wolmers high school athlete, previously coached by Michael Carr at the junior level and then Stephen Francis in her early professional career, also won Tokyo 2020 olympic relay gold, plus three of her 10 world titles, in a comeback after giving birth to her son in 2017.
She became the oldest woman to win the 100 metres world title with her victory in Doha in 2019 and extended that record by winning again at age 35 in Eugene, Oregon back in 2022 – 14 years after her first olympic gold.
Fraser -pryce added that it’s not enough to step on a track and win medals, as one must think about the next generation that’s coming after , and give them the opportunity to also dream – and dream big.