Jamaican Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Named the Fastest Woman in the World

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, waves after finishing at the women’s 100 meter heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a Jamaican sprinter, has been named the fastest woman in the world after her recent victory in the 100-meter final at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar. At the age of 32, she has also made history as the oldest woman to ever win the title.

Fraser-Pryce sprinted pass her contenders and finished the race in 10.71 seconds, just 0.01 seconds of the personal best she set in 2012. She received her fourth World Championships title in the 100-meter division and eighth world title overall.

Her recent victory was extra special as she was joined on the track by her 2-year old son Zyon after she won. She was the first mother in 24 years to win the World 100m title after giving birth.

“My secret is just staying humble and just know who you are as a person and athlete and just continue to work hard,” Fraser-Pryce told CNN after her victory. “It’s a wonderful feeling having my son witnessing this.”

Fraser-Pryce, who had been known for her bizarre hairstyles during track season, donned a unicorn-themed hairstyle during the final.

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Source: Black News