FRASER-PRYCE Shelly-Ann

27 Dec 1986
34
Female
KINGSTON
 
Jamaica
KINGSTON
 
Jamaica

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m 2 Silver Medal
Women's 200m 4
Women's 4 x 100m Relay 1 Gold Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Track
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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Olympic Stadium - Track
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Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation100m200m4 x 100m
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA3rd (10.86)-2nd (41.36)
2012London, GBR1st (10.75)2nd (22.09)2nd (41.41)
2008Beijing, CHN1st (10.78)-5th (DNF)

World Athletics Championships
YearLocation100m200m4 x 100m
2019Doha, QAT1st (10.71)-1st (41.44)
2015Beijing, CHN1st (10.76)-1st (41.07)
2013Moscow, RUS1st (10.71)1st (22.17)1st (41.29)
2011Daegu, KOR4th (10.99)-2nd (41.70)
2009Berlin, GER1st (10.73)-1st (42.06)
2007Osaka, JPN--2nd

World Relays
YearLocation4 x 200m
2019Yokohama, JPN3rd (1:33.21)

Pan American Games
YearLocation200m
2019Lima, PER1st (22.43)

NACAC Championships
YearLocation100m4 x 100m
2018Toronto, ON, CAN5th (11.18)2nd (43.33)

Diamond League overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
Year100m200m
20211 x 1st, 1 x 4th1 x 3rd
20192 x 1st, 1 x 2nd1 x 3rd

Diamond League - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventLocationResult
12021100mDoha, QAT10.84
12019100mLondon, GBR10.78
12019100mLausanne, SUI10.74
22019100mBrussels, BEL10.95
32021200mMonaco, MON22.48
32019200mBirmingham, GBR22.50
42021100mGateshead, GBR11.51

World Athletics Continental Tour - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
22021100mWorld Athletics Continental TourSzekesfehervar, HUN10.82


Legend
SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
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Pocket Rocket, Mommy Rocket, SFP (Facebook page, 30 Jan 2020; Instagram profile, 29 Jan 2020)
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Shelly-Ann Fraser
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Athlete, Business Owner
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Early Childhood Studies - University Of Technology, Kingston, JAM
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Husband Jason Pryce, son Zyon [2017]
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English
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In early 2016 she missed nearly a month of competition because of an injury to a toe on her left foot. The injury affected her performances at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 28 May 2016; IAAF, 27 May 2016)

She withdrew from the 200m at the 2015 Diamond League event in Rome, Italy, after injuring her hamstring while warming up for the race. (jamaicaobserver.com, 05 Jun 2015)

She withdrew from the 2013 Great CityGames in Manchester, England, because of a hamstring injury. (athleticsweekly.com, 22 May 2013)

In 2009 she had to have her appendix removed, and also suffered a hamstring strain. (dresonic.wordpress.com, 28 Jun 2009)
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She got involved in athletics at George Headley Primary School in Kingston, Jamaica. (loopjamaica.com, 27 Dec 2019 )
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"My mother is probably one of the biggest reasons why I'm running. She used to run, but stopped because she got pregnant with my big brother." (IAAF, 18 Aug 2008)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (bbc.co.uk, 05 Feb 2020)
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Winning a bronze medal in the 100m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I had a toe injury. I had not been training properly for months. I did not even think I would get to the final." (telegraph.co.uk, 27 Nov 2019)
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Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey. (jamaicaobserver.com, 23 Jun 2013)
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Her mother. (IAAF, 18 Aug 2008)
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"I have nothing to lose, but everything to gain." (Facebook page, 30 Jan 2020)
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She received the 2019 Panam Sports Award as Best Female Athlete from the Panam Sports Organisation. (panamsports.org, 14 Dec 2019)

She was named RJRGLEANER Sportswoman of the Year in Jamaica in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2019. (loopjamaica.com, 17 Jan 2020; jamaica-gleaner.com, 16 Jan 2016; rjrnewsonline.com, 10 Jan 2014; jamaicaolympics.com, 12 Jan 2013)

In May 2018 a bronze statue of her was unveiled in front of the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. (olympic.org, 27 Oct 2019)

In 2016 she was named Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus Sports Awards. (laureus.com, 31 Dec 2016)

She received the Golden Cleats Award, given to the best female athlete by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association [JAAA], in 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2015. (jamaica-gleaner.com, 14 Dec 2015; jamaica-gleaner.com, 10 Dec 2013; jamaica-gleaner.com, 09 Jan 2013; jamaica-gleaner.com, 17 Jan 2010)

She was named the 2013 World Female Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federations [IAAF]. (IAAF, 16 Nov 2013)

In 2008 she received the Order of Distinction Officer Class in Jamaica. (jamaicaobserver.com, 05 Oct 2008)

General Interest

General
LAST DANCE
She feels her last major competition before retiring could be the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, OR, United States of America. "That could definitely be my last major and my last competition altogether. For a lot of my family and friends, it's very expensive for them to travel to Tokyo [2020 Olympic Games] but knowing the world championships would be in Oregon, it is right there so a lot of them were excited. Some of my family have never seen me compete internationally, what a way to wrap things up. I take it a year at a time, I don't get to get too ahead of myself, and I want to enjoy it, savour the moment, and continue to create history." (skysports.com, 25 Apr 2020)

ATHLETE AND MOTHER
Her son Zyon was born two months premature in 2017 and was delivered by emergency C-section. She had made detailed plans about how she would return to training, but the procedure had affected her core muscles and it was another six months before she could lift any weight on her back. She was also unsure how she would combine being a full-time mother to Zyon as well as a full-time athlete, but she went on to claim gold in the 100m at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. "Sometimes you get asked questions of how you maintain the work ethic, and I say that every year it gets harder and harder. Coming back from having a baby was a different level of work and commitment that I had to put in to get to that point. It is a huge accomplishment for me knowing that whatever I put my mind to mentally, I am ready. Anything is possible. I'm excited to help women understand we are not limited. Having a baby does not stop us going for gold." (telegraph.co.uk, 19 Dec 2019)

BUSINESS OWNER
In 2013 she founded Chic Hair Ja, a beauty parlour in Kingston, Jamaica. She is also known for her flamboyant hairstyles, having competed at major tournaments such as the world championships with her hair coloured green and pink. "I love experimenting with hair and that's why I established the hair salon. My coach says I like hair more than running and he's right because I get so excited to colour my hair, especially for championships. I have a hair line and shampoo, conditioner, soaps - the whole works. It's a big passion for me, I believe that your hair's an accessory and you can do so many things to it." (telegraph.co.uk, 27 Nov 2019; bbc.co.uk, 22 Sep 2019; jamaica-gleaner.com, 11 Aug 2013)

FOUNDATION
She founded the Pocket Rocket Foundation in Jamaica to provide academic scholarships to student athletes. She was inspired to set up the organisation after growing up in the Waterhouse area of Kingston, where there were high levels of crime and violence. "Waterhouse was one of the poorest communities in Jamaica. A really violent place, overpopulated, children having children, a lot of crime. My mother wouldn't let me go outside. I didn't become just another Waterhouse statistic but someone who could uplift the community, who showed something good could come from anywhere in Jamaica. Even the ghetto." (pocketrocketfoundation.org, 01 Jan 2020; telegraph.co.uk, 29 Oct 2009)

SANCTION
She tested positive for the prohibited substance oxycodone at the 2010 Diamond League event in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. She claimed the failed test was because of medication she was taking for toothache. She was banned from the sport for six months by the International Association of Athletics Federations [IAAF], becoming eligible to return to competition in January 2011. (usatoday30.usatoday.com, 29 Apr 2011; bbc.co.uk, 06 Oct 2010; bbc.co.uk, 09 Jul 2010)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Silver Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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