The two-time Olympic gold winner Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won a Gold medal at World Championship on Sunday, a mere 10 months after giving birth to a baby.
At 32, she also became the oldest woman to clinch this victory. She completed the sprint in exactly 10.71 seconds, within just 0.01 seconds of her lifetime best. Notably, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica was also the first mom to win an Olympic or world 100m title at the age of 24.
My secret is just staying humble and just know who you are as a person and athlete and just continue to work hard. It’s a wonderful feeling having my son witnessing this. She told CNN.
Fraser-Pryce was joined by her two-year-old son, Zyon, on the field just moments after her victory.
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