Master in Sports Journalism, I have loved tennis since childhood and have always loved reading great stories about this sport. Today I want to tell them about them, take full advantage of my passion and be as close as possible to the aces of the wheel.
A key figure in athletics for 15 years, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has just announced she will retire at the end of the Paris Olympics this summer. Considered one of the greatest sprinters in history, if not the best, the Jamaican is one of those athletes who came close to breaking the world record of the late Florence Griffith-Joyner. However, at the age of 37, it was time to say goodbye to her, the one who will leave her mark in the world of athletics through her career. 10 Sport invites you to take a closer look at his vast career.
Even if you're not a track and field fan, you've definitely seen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on your screen. Or rather, you often had to keep your eyes open and unblinking in order not to miss the 100m, your main event. The Jamaican woman became a mother and decided at the age of 37 that she would dedicate herself more to them. During her career at the highest level, she won everything and broke some historical records. And she could be there again during the Paris Olympics next summer. Like Usain Bolt, she often dominated her opponents…
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“My son needs me”
Putting her career on hold to welcome her first child in 2017, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce then made a brilliant return to the track and continued to shine. Now, as she explained, she wants to retire to spend time with her family. “My son needs me, my husband and I have been together since before my victory in 2008. He sacrificed himself for me. We are a partnership, a team and thanks to that support I can do what I have been doing all these years. I think I owe it to them to do something else now. I want to show people that you stop when you decide and on your own terms,” she said. The tone is set and the message is sent. See you on August 3 on the plain.