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.
Anything I write beyond this will pale in comparison, but let me try.
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
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.
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 in
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins her fourth 100m dash title at the 2019 Track and Field World Championships.
She clocked 10.71 seconds – which was exactly the same time she took to clinch her second title at the tournament.
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.
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.
Her 2-year-old son Zyon even joined her on the field, making it one of the most historic images of our times.