Jamaican runner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce records victory in women’s 100 meters final at the IAAF World Championship event held in Doha. With this victory, the 32-year-old Shelly-Ann also becomes the first mum to win 100m world title. Her victory came two years after she gave birth to her baby boy, Zyon. After her victory, Shelly-Ann was joined by Zyon on the track. She later expressed that it was one of the most wonderful feeling that her son witnessed her victory.

After her victory she told CNN, “My secret is just staying humble and just know who you are as a person and athlete and just continue to work hard.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Jamaican runner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce records victory in women’s 100 meters final at the IAAF World Championship event held in Doha.
  • Her victory came two years after she gave birth to her baby boy, Zyon. After her victory, Shelly-Ann was joined by Zyon on the track.
  • With this victory, the 32-year-old Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also becomes the first mum to win 100m world title. 
  • At the age of 32, she became the oldest woman to register for this victory. She completed her sprint in 10.71 seconds, which was within just 0.01 seconds of her lifetime best.

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At the age of 32, she became the oldest woman to register for this victory. She completed her sprint in 10.71 seconds, which was within just 0.01 seconds of her lifetime best.

She also said jokingly that “I needed something sweet, Doha is already hot. I got my unicorns. They say unicorns are something you never see but here I am.”

At the age of 32, she became the oldest woman to register for this victory. She completed her sprint in 10.71 seconds, which was within just 0.01 seconds of her lifetime best.

The crowd in the stadium

Undoubtedly, Shelly-Ann gave a remarkable performance in the World Championships but were very few spectators to witness it. This year, the World Championships event registered a low attendance. The Khalifa International Stadium which has the capacity of 40,000 struggled to attract the number of spectators which could be expected for such an international sporting event.

After the race, Shelly-Ann mentioned that every country has different cultures. She added that different events do well in different countries. Thus, according to her, athletes must go all around the world.

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“If we were racing in the Caribbean, that would have been packed out for the sprints. If you were racing in Germany, everybody would have been gathered around the throws.”

“If we were racing in the Caribbean, that would have been packed out for the sprints. If you were racing in Germany, everybody would have been gathered around the throws. You saw last night for the 10 km, all the fans came out, the Ethiopian and the Kenyan fans,” she said.

Her strengths

Shelly-Ann said that she put in hard work to be back. She called her son, Zyon and her husband as her strengths. She gave her victory credit to both of them mentioning that when everyone doubted her, they were the ones who always stood by her.

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Udisha Srivastav is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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