Grange: Fraser-Pryce worthy to be among most influential women

Kingston, 17 October 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said that the British Broadcasting Corporation naming Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to the list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world, “is recognition totally deserving.”

Minister Grange said that Shelly-Ann’s exploits on the track would have been monumental even before her gold medal run at the 2019 IAAF World Championships.

“But at the Doha meet, she demonstrated courage, class and fortitude to take her fourth 100M gold medal at age 32 and after motherhood. She is in indeed one of the greatest examples for women anywhere of what can be accomplished with determination.

The Sport Minister also congratulated Shelly-Ann on being among the nominees for IAAF Athlete of the Year. “We know that the competition is strong but we also know that you have done enough to win it.”


Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange


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