After winning the 4x100m relay, legendary Jamaican female sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took to her Instagram to make a statement about the monumental victory. “It took Jamaica 12 years to capture the relay gold but we did it!” says Fraser-Pryce as she reminds us of how long it took us to win the event at the games.
For her, it was a lifetime achievement and extraordinary feet. Shelly reminds other athletes who might have setbacks in their career to also push on and work hard because “This could be you.”
Pocket Rocket marks the victory as one for women overall with the fact that the event started as a male-only event at the Greek Games, “But look at us, Beautiful, strong and fast.”
Fraser-Pryce gave thanks to her fellow teammates who were also brilliant throughout the 2020 Olympics Games. Jamaica’s female 4×100 Tokyo Olympics final team consisted of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Briana Williams and Shericka Jackson.
See her full statement below.
Team Jamaica was the favourites heading into the women’s 4×100 metre relay final and they delivered as expected, making Jamaica proud once again. The Jamaican girls finished the race in a National Record time of 41.02.
Watch the intense race below.