Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD (née Fraser, born 27 December 1986) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in 2008 when at 21 years old, the relatively unknown athlete became the first Caribbean woman to win 100 m gold at the Olympics. In 2012, she successfully defended her 100 m title, becoming the third woman to win two consecutive 100 m gold medals at the Olympics. Fraser-Pryce took a break from athletics in 2017 to have her first child. In 2019, she became the oldest woman and second mother in history to win 100 m gold at the World Championships.

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  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD (née Fraser, born 27 December 1986) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in 2008 when at 21 years old, the relatively unknown athlete became the first Caribbean woman to win 100 m gold at the Olympics. In 2012, she successfully defended her 100 m title, becoming the third woman to win two consecutive 100 m gold medals at the Olympics. Fraser-Pryce took a break from athletics in 2017 to have her first child. In 2019, she became the oldest woman and second mother in history to win 100 m gold at the World Championships. Fraser-Pryce is the only sprinter to be crowned world champion over 100 m four times (2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019) and has won six out of the eight world and Olympic 100 m titles she has contested. She is the second female sprinter to hold world and Olympic 100 m titles simultaneously, and the first to hold dual titles on two separate occasions. In 2013 she became the first female sprinter to win gold medals in the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m in a single World Championship, and also became the first woman to own world titles at 60 m, 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay simultaneously. With over a decade of dominance in the sport, Fraser-Pryce has won more global 100 m titles than any other female sprinter in history. Nicknamed the "Pocket Rocket" for her petite frame (she stands 5 feet tall) and explosive starts, she is ranked fourth on the list of the fastest 100 m female sprinters of all time, with a personal best of 10.70 seconds. Her achievements and consistency led Olympian and sports commentator Michael Johnson to refer to her as "the greatest female sprinter of all time." The IAAF also referred to her as "possibly the greatest female sprinter in history." (en)
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  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD (née Fraser, born 27 December 1986) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in 2008 when at 21 years old, the relatively unknown athlete became the first Caribbean woman to win 100 m gold at the Olympics. In 2012, she successfully defended her 100 m title, becoming the third woman to win two consecutive 100 m gold medals at the Olympics. Fraser-Pryce took a break from athletics in 2017 to have her first child. In 2019, she became the oldest woman and second mother in history to win 100 m gold at the World Championships. (en)
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