“I believe God gave me a gift”: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 100m world champion


Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, crowned world champion in the 100m for the fifth time at age 35, Sunday in Eugene (Oregon), believes that the "secret" of her success is her taste for competition. “I love competition and I believe God gave me a gift,” she said. 

Fraser-Pryce won in 10 sec 67 ahead of two other Jamaicans, Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah. No one had ever run so fast in the world final.

"I firmly believe that I am able to run faster, and as I believe in it, I will not stop until I have done it", launched in the mixed zone the Caribbean, who, like his compatriots, did not appear at a press conference.

“The secret of my success is that I am a competitor. I love competition and I believe God gave me a gift. I work hard, I am diligent, determined, and I always want more, ”continued the one who still has to run the 200 m and the 4×100 m in Eugene.

“It's my fifth world title in the 100m, and it's coming at 35, yes I said 35! smiled the triple Olympic champion and now tenfold world champion. " It's amazing. Above all, I have always believed in myself, I have always believed in my abilities. »

"It was definitely something we had in mind," she added, referring to Jamaica's hat-trick in the women's 100m final. “I'm happy that we were able to do it, and to have finished first of the three. We knew that the United States had done the triple in the 100m, we couldn't let them steal the show! »

Does his son Zyon, born in the summer of 2017, follow his exploits? “My husband and my son were in the stands. But they don't really like being in the light, so they sit up high so no one sees them,” the sprinter said again.

The Editorial Board (with AFP)

Image credit: Shutterstock / Victor Joly

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