Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Proves She’s GOAT as Jamaica Sweeps Medal

Friday, August 19, 2022, 6:01 PM

Recently in Eugene, Oregon, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her sixth 100m global gold medal. She guided Jamaican athletes to an unprecedented podium sweep. She made headlines like the real NFL betting tips that often win.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sprinting ferociously toward the finish line on her way to yet another global gold medal is a familiar sight, yet it never ceases to surprise onlookers.


Pryce’s first international victory was the 100-meter gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Almost 14 years have passed, but she continues to make history. 

The 35-year-old became the first athlete to win five global titles in a single individual running event with her effort in Oregon on Sunday (17). She also leads this category’s first-ever medal sweep at the World Championships.

Fraser-Pryce was positioned in lane six with her hair colored in the green, gold, and black colors of the Jamaican flag hanging down her back. The conditions were ideal for sprinting.

Everyone in the crowd could see why the 35-year-old was nicknamed “Pocket Rocket” as she exploded from her blocks and never looked back.

Fraser-Pryce shot off like a rocket and led the Hayward Field race from the beginning to the end. On the third day of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, a Jamaican sprinter established a new record by capturing his fifth 100m world gold. 

She accomplished this in front of a raucous crowd at Hayward Field, setting the championship record with a time of 10.67 (0.8m/s) and helping Jamaica to a clean sweep of the medals.

Shericka Jackson placed second with 10.73 seconds, and Elaine Thompson-Herah, a four-time Olympic sprint champion, placed third (10.81).

Fraser-Pryce stated, “I can’t even count the number of times I’ve failed and returned to this location.” “Sometimes it’s not that you can’t accomplish something, but rather that it’s not the perfect time. Today was an appropriate time.”

On Sunday evening, winning was the only thing that mattered, even if it required a championship record due to the fierce competition.

It is the first time a country has won all the medals in the women’s 100m at the World Championships, and it comes only one day after Fred Kerley led the United States to a three-peat in the men’s blue riband race.

The Jamaican sweep is even more amazing because it repeats their performance at the Tokyo Olympics in 2012.

Thompson-Herah won gold, Fraser-Pryce won silver, and Jackson earned bronze in the capital of Japan.

Shelly-Ann already has her name in history books

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce regained the world’s fastest woman on Sunday night at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene. She spearheaded a Jamaican sweep of the 100-meter women’s race.

She won in 10.67 seconds, defeating Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah, who had previously won Olympic gold twice. It was the first time Jamaica won all three medals in the 100m World Championships for women.

Thompson-Herah has won four gold medals in the Olympics, although she has not yet won her first world championship.

Fraser-Pryce stated, “I feel fortunate to have this ability and to be able to continue doing it at age 35, after having a child, and I wish to encourage other women to pursue their own paths.”

Fraser-Pryce has won a medal in the 100-meter race at the last four Olympic and World Championship competitions. She won her fifth consecutive global gold medal at Hayward Field. In 10.67 seconds, she crossed the finish line.

In 2009, Fraser-Pryce won her first world 100m gold medal in Berlin. She recorded a time of 10.73 seconds to finish ahead of Kerron Stewart and lead a Jamaican top two as the Olympic champion. 

She won the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints in Moscow in 2013. This was her first global gold medal at 200 meters and her second at 100 meters.

Fraser-Pryce has won five world titles and two Olympic gold medals in the 100-meter dash. At age 35, he shows no signs of slowing down, as his victory on Sunday was the quickest of all seven.

She successfully defended her 100-meter global title in Beijing two years later and returned to the 2019 World Championships in Doha as a mother. Fraser-Pryce gave birth to her son Zyon in 2017, and she went into labor while watching the world 100-meter final. 

At Doha, she won the 100-meter race for the fourth time and was a member of the winning Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team, giving her a fourth world relay victory.

“I can say thank you. I was terrified when I ran the 100-meter dash last year, but I took my time and am now here.”

Jackson remarked this after winning the Jamaican championship with a timing of 21.55, which was the third-fastest time ever after Griffith Joyner’s world record of 21.34 and Thompson Herah’s time from Tokyo last year of 21.53. I will return for more historical experiences.

Fraser-Pryce has additionally earned three Olympic crowns, four Olympic silver medals, and one Olympic bronze medal. She won the silver medal in the world 4x100m relays in 2007 and 2011.

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