Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has announced that the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics will mark her final appearance on the Olympic stage. This decision comes after a successful career that has seen her claim numerous titles and accolades.
At the recent World Athletics Championships in Budapest, the 36-year-old athlete secured a silver and a bronze medal. Unfortunately, she also suffered an injury during the competition and was taken to the hospital for examination. Fortunately, the injury was determined to be non-severe, and Fraser-Pryce is expected to make a full recovery without any complications.
In a statement shared on social media, the ten-time world champion expressed her excitement for the upcoming Olympics in Paris. She wrote, “I got Paris on my mind… My 5th and final one for all time.” This declaration solidifies her commitment to making her last Olympic Games appearance a memorable one.
Fraser-Pryce burst onto the Olympic scene at her first Olympics and achieved a breakthrough moment by winning gold in the 100m event. She went on to successfully defend her title at the London 2012 Olympics and followed it up with another gold medal in the women’s 4x100m relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics held in 2021. She currently holds eight Olympic medals, three of which are gold.
If Fraser-Pryce qualifies and is chosen to represent Jamaica, Paris 2024 will mark her fifth participation in the Olympic Games. Her remarkable sprinting career and her contributions to Jamaican athletics have cemented her status as a true legend in the sport.
As fans eagerly await the Paris 2024 Olympics, Fraser-Pryce’s announcement adds an extra layer of anticipation. The sprinter is sure to give her all in her final bid for Olympic glory, leaving a lasting impact on the world stage.