Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD (born 27 December 1986; née Fraser) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter.

Jamaica Track and field sprinter

Career

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in the 2008 Olympic Games when at 21 years old, the relatively unknown athlete became the first Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics. In 2012, she successfully defended her 100m title, becoming the third woman to win two consecutive 100m events at the Olympics.

Fraser-Pryce won the 100m gold medal in the 2009 IAAF World Championships, becoming the second female sprinter to hold both World and Olympic 100 m titles simultaneously (after Gail Devers). After winning the 2015 World title in 100m, she is the only female to be crowned world champion over 100m three times (2009, 2013, 2015). She is also the only female athlete to hold both titles on two separate occasions (the 2008 Olympic and 2009 World titles, and the 2012 Olympic and 2013 World titles). In 2013 she became the first female sprinter to win gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4 × 100 m in a single world championship. Fraser-Pryce was the first woman to own IAAF world titles at 60m, 100m, 200m and 4 × 100 m, and is the only woman ever to hold them all simultaneously.

Nicknamed the “Pocket Rocket” for her petite frame (she stands 5 feet tall) and explosive starts, she is ranked fourth on the list of the fastest 100m female sprinters of all time, with a personal best of 10.70 seconds, set in Kingston, Jamaica in 2012. Her achievements and consistency led Olympian and sports commentator Michael Johnson to refer to her as “the greatest female sprinter of all time. “Following her win in the 100m World Championships in 2015, the IAAF also referred to her as “possibly the greatest female sprinter in history.”

Personal bests

PERSONAL BEST – OUTDOOR

PERFORMANCE

WINDPLACEDATE
100 Metres10.70+0.6Kingston (NS), JAM

29 JUN 2012

200 Metres

22.09-0.2London (Olympic Stadium)

08 AUG 2012

 

PERSONAL BEST – INDOOR

PERFORMANCEWIND PLACEDATE
60 Metres6.98Sopot (Ergo Arena)

08 MAR 2014

Year

CompetitionVenuePositionEvent

Representing  Jamaica

2002

Central American and CaribbeanBridgetown, Barbados

4th

200 m

Junior Championships (U-17)

1st

4 × 100 m relay

2005CARIFTA Games (U-20)Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago3rd

100 m

1st

4 × 100 m relay

2007

World Championships

Osaka, Japan

2nd

4 x 100 metres relay

2008

Olympic Games

Beijing, PR China1st

100 metres

DNF

4 x 100 metres relay

2009

World Championships

Berlin, Germany

1st

100 metres
1st

4 x 100 metres relay

2011

World Championships

Daegu, Korea

4th

100 metres
2nd

4 x 100 metres relay

2012

Olympic Games

London, Great Britain

1st

100 metres
2nd

200 metres

2nd

4 x 100 metres relay

2013

World Championships

Moscow, Russia

1st

100 metres
1st

200 metres

1st

4 x 100 metres relay
2014World Indoor ChampionshipsSopot, Poland1st

60 m

Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, Scotland1st4 x 100 m

2015

World Championships

Beijing, China

1st

100 m

1st

4 x 100 metres relay

 

2012 Diamond League overall Diamond Race Title in 100m

2013 Diamond League overall Diamond Race Title in 100m and 200m

2015 Diamond League overall Diamond Race Title in 100m