Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a Jamaican sprinter who competes in the 60, 100, and 200 meters. She was born on December 27, 1986. She is regarded as one of the greatest sprinters of all time.
From the late 2000s until the early 2020s, Fraser-Pryce had unprecedented international success, which boosted the recognition Jamaican athletes got globally.
She has won five world championships and two Olympic gold medals in the 100 m. She also has two medals in the 200 m, an Olympic silver medal, and a World Championship gold. Shelly-Ann has won eight Olympic medals overall.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she made history by becoming the first woman from the Caribbean to win the 100-meter gold medal. She achieved fame in the 2012 London Olympics by becoming the third woman in history to defend a 100m title.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Parents: Orane Fraser, Maxine Simpson
Her parents lived in Waterhouse, Jamaica where they raised her. Shelly-Ann’s mother, who was formerly a professional athlete, sold wares on the street and in schools to fund her education and to provide for her basic needs. She has always maintained her gratitude for her mother’s hard work, which helped her to achieve great things.