Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retire after Paris 2024 Olympics

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to retire

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, an Olympic champion three times, claims she “owes” her family retire after the 2024 Games.

The 37-year-old, recognised as one of the best sprinters of all time, won the 100m gold in 2008 and 2012.

In a stunning comeback following the birth of her son in 2017, Jamaican Fraser-Pryce won three of her ten world titles in addition to the gold medal in the Olympic relay in Tokyo 2020.

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“There’s not a day I’m getting up to go practise and I’m like, ‘I’m over this,'” she stated.

“I need to be there for my son.

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“My spouse and I started dating prior to my 2008 victory. He gave up something for me.

We work together as a team. And I’ve been able to accomplish the things I’ve been doing for all these years because of their backing. And I believe I now have a duty to take another action for them.”

She went on to say that the goal of the Olympics in Paris this year was to “show people that you stop when you decide.” I wish to complete on my own schedule.”

Fraser-Pryce has won three gold, four silver, and one bronze medal at the Olympics overall.

At the World Championships last summer, she finished third behind American Sha’Carri Richardson and teammate Shericka Jackson, but she will still be a strong contender at Paris 2024 in July and August.

After her victory in Doha in 2019 and her subsequent triumph in Eugene in 2022, 14 years after her first Olympic gold, at the age of 35, she set a new record for the oldest woman to win a 100-meter world championship.

“You can have an impact, and it’s important to show people that you can’t be selfish,” she stated.

“Winning medals and stepping on a track is not enough. You must consider the generation that will follow you and provide them with the chance to dream, big dreams as well.

Fraser-Pryce’s World and Olympic medal haul

Olympics

  • Three gold: 100m (2008, 2012), 4x100m relay (2020)
  • Four silver: 100m (2020), 200m (2012), 4x100m relay (2012, 2016)
  • One bronze: 100m (2016)

World Championships

  • 10 gold: 100m (2009, 2013, 2015, 2019, 2022), 200m (2013), 4x100m relay (2009, 2013, 2015, 2019)
  • Five silver: 200m (2022), 4x100m relay (2007, 2011, 2022, 2023)
  • One bronze: 100m (2023)

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