Following a stellar season on the track in the 2022 athletic season, Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was honoured with the 2022 RJRGLEANER Sportswoman of the Year award on Friday.
Fraser-Pryce walked away with her fifth World Championships title and Diamond League trophy last year and became the first woman to break 10.7 seconds six times in one season. The sprinter was nominated among the world’s most distinguished female athletes, including fellow Jamaican sprinter Shericka Jackson, for the 2022 World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year award and named among the five top sportswomen in track and field that were shortlisted for the award.
The RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation hosted the awards ceremony at the Pegasus Hotel, and Fraser-Pryce was awarded the prestigious honour for the fifth time. Jackson was named the runner-up for the title. Also recognised for their achievements on the track were 22-year-old hurdler Rasheed Broadbell, who was named the Sportsman of the Year, and retired sprinter Asafa Powell, who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Fraser-Pryce extended her gratitude for the award on Twitter and expressed her gratefulness to represent Jamaica.
“Everything I do, I do it proudly & with deep love and adoration for the people of Jamaica. It’s an absolute honour to represent my country & I hope that I continue to make you all proud,” Fraser-Pryce wrote.
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