Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce donated her single from her winning 100m performance. World Athletics Championships Oregon22 to Museum of World Athletics (MOWA). Fraser-Pryce presented the single to World Athletics president Sebastian Coe at a ceremony on the eighth night of the competition on Friday (22).
Presenting the single, on which Fraser-Pryce proposed as “Mummy’s Rocket”, the Jamaican sprint ace said: “I’m very happy to join the other two Jamaicans (Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell-Brown) who have their own memorabilia. in the museum. I have created a legacy that I hope will inspire other women to believe in themselves and relentlessly pursue their dreams.
“As a now five-time world 100m champion, I am delighted to share this moment in my history and that of many others at the World Athletics Museum, where champions live forever.”
Coe, who received Fraser-Pryce’s single, said: “I am delighted to accept the generous donation of a single to Oregon22 from 10-time world and three-time Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce at Hayward Field. At these championships, she already won her fifth world title in 100m, and yesterday – silver in 200m.
“The World Athletics Heritage Collection and the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA) are honored to receive this item, which represents the remarkable career of one of sprinting’s all-time greats.” Thank you to Shelly-Ann for her support of our heritage program which celebrates and honors the history of our sport, a history of which she is now an indelible part.
On the third day of this year’s championships, Fraser-Pryce became a five-time world championship gold medalist in the 100m and on the seventh day won a silver medal in the 200m. In four Olympics, the diminutive sprinter also won two gold, silver and bronze medals in the 100m and 200m. Fraser-Pryce is widely heralded as the ‘GOAT’ of all time in the women’s 100m thanks to her high level of performances and career span.
As a student at Wolmer’s High School for Girls, in 2004 she won the 17 and under 100m at the Jamaica High Schools Champs. The next two years she finished second and fourth in the 19-and-under 100m. , before attending UTech, Kingston University of Technology, where she met UTech and MVP coach Stephen Francis.
in 2007 as a first-year university student, Fraser-Pryce finished fifth at the Jamaican Championships and was selected for the national relay team. At the World Championships in Osaka, Japan, he won a silver medal in the 4x100m race. Fraser-Pryce has been on a quest for greatness ever since.
in 2008 she broke 11 seconds for the first time in the 100 m when she finished second at the national championships, and then won the first of her world titles with victory at the Beijing Olympics.
Fraser-Pryce won her first world championship in the 100m in 2009. and captained Jamaica’s victorious 4 x 100m team, the first of four such titles she won.
In 2010, when there were no major events at the international championships, and in 2011, when she finished fourth at the world championships in Daegu and was part of the silver medal-winning 4x100m team, Fraser-Pryce was underwhelming. However, in 2012 she returned with a vengeance in the Olympic years, winning the 100m at the London Games and earning silver medals in the 200m and 4x100m.
in 2013 the world championships in Moscow could have been the pinnacle of Fraser-Pryce’s stunning career. She won the sprint triple, victories in the 100m, 200m and relays. At the end of the year, she was named the best athlete of the year in world athletics.
in 2014 Fraser-Pryce won the world indoor championships in the 60m, one of her few forays into indoor athletics. Since then, she has maintained her form in the 100m, winning gold three more times at the world championships and silver and bronze at the Olympics. In the 4 x 100m, she helped Jamaica win the 2015 and 2019 Games. world championships, and in 2021 to win Olympic gold and in 2016 silver, and the 4 x 100 m final of this year’s World Championship is still to come.
Dave Johnson for World Athletics Heritage
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