Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2019

World’s fastest woman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a 32 year-old mom

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a 2-time Olympic and a 4-time World Championships winner at 100 meters event. 

She is also the only woman to win a World Championships title after becoming a mother. 

And, wait, the oldest at that.

Suvarna Haridas@Suvarna_haridas · Oct 1, 2019

33 year old @allysonfelix breaks Ussain Bolt’s record for number of gold medals in the world championships! She’s a mom of a preemie baby who lost her Nike sponsorship because she advocated for pay protection during pregnancy. #motherhood

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Suvarna Haridas@Suvarna_haridas

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who was the first mom to win an Olympic or world 100m title in 24 years and the oldest woman (mother or not) to do it at age 32!

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Anything I write beyond this will pale in comparison, but let me try.

Wayne Chen@wcchen

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s eleven-year reign over the 100m:

Year Event Gold Medal Time
2008 Olympics 10.78
2009 Worlds 10.73
2012 Olympics 10.70
2013 Worlds 10.71
2015 Worlds 10.76
2019 Worlds 10.71

She is The Greatest of All Times.#DohaWorldChampionships #WorldAthleticsChamps

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 A decade after her maiden World Championships title, Shelly-Ann did it for the fourth time.

Unlike her previous appearances, though, the victory wasn’t really anticipated this time. She was coming after a break that she took while pregnant and was competing with the best around the world.

However, in her typical style, she did what had never been done before.

Ato Boldon@AtoBoldon

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica is the 100m GOAT:
4th-fastest ever, with an unmatched 100m medal collection: FOUR 100m world titles in 10 years, along with TWO consecutive Olympic 100m golds and a bronze: https://www.nbcsports.com/video/2019-track-and-field-worlds-shelly-ann-fraser-pryce-wins-gold-100m-dash …2019 Track and Field Worlds: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins gold inShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins her fourth 100m dash title at the 2019 Track and Field World Championships.nbcsports.com3657:25 PM – Sep 29, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy103 people are talking about this

She clocked 10.71 seconds – which was exactly the same time she took to clinch her second title at the tournament. 

Jared Cruz-Aedo@jaredcruzaedo

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce just took off! All eyes are on her for #Tokyo2020! #WorldAthleticsChamps 5963:32 PM – Sep 29, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy239 people are talking about this

What stood out, though, were the pictures of Shelly-Ann holding her kid after the victory. “This is a victory for motherhood,” she told AP.

Television Jamaica@televisionjam

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In 2009 we knew her as Pocket Rocket, in 2019 she’s Mommy Rocket!

We say a big congratulations to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as she wins her 4th World Championship title!

Jamaica could not be prouder of you Shelly-Ann ! #TVJDOHA #TVJDOHA2019

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And in another interview given to CNN, she said:My secret is just staying humble and just know who you are as a person and athlete and just continue to work hard. It’s a wonderful feeling having my son witnessing this.

Nick Zaccardi@nzaccardi

“The females keep showing up.” — Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, holding 2-year-old Zyon, after winning the world 100m title at age 32, oldest ever and 11 years after her Olympic debut title in 2008 (when she wore braces).1,3733:57 PM – Sep 29, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy469 people are talking about this

Her 2-year-old son Zyon even joined her on the field, making it one of the most historic images of our times.

Who says motherhood slows you down? 10.71 seconds is as fast it gets.



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