Kingston, 29 September 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has described Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as nothing short of a phenomenal athlete, a wonderful mother and great daughter of Jamaica.
Minister Grange’s comment came after Shelly-Ann won gold in the 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, today making it her fourth 100 metres gold medal at the World Championships.
Minister Grange said:
“It is phenomenal that at 32 and after motherhood, Shelly-Ann shows no sign of literally slowing down. To have so comprehensively beaten the quality competition she faced today and clocked the time she did, she showed us that she is in a class by herself.”
“And it was so heartwarming to see Shelly-Ann cap the performance with her son Zyon in her arms as she took her victory lap.”
Minister Grange said Elaine Thompson and Jonelle Smith can also feel proud to have been in the race, making it three Jamaicans to reach the finals of the women’s !00M in Doha.
The Sport Minister also had much praise for “our athletes who ran in the Mixed Gender 4x400m Relay, creating history in reaching the finals of the inaugural staging of the race and taking the silver medal.”