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July 18, 2024

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McPherson Plans To Retire After The Paris Olympic Games

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The 35-year-old quarter-miler told journalists that she intends to retire so that she can focus on her education

Stephenie-Ann McPherson has said that she intends to retire from the sport of track and field after the upcoming Olympic games. She has been an active professional athlete for more than a decade.
The Paris Olympic games are expected to begin on 26th July, 2024.
The 35-year-old quarter-miler told journalists that she intends to retire so that she can focus on her education.
She will be remembered for winning 5 medals in World Athletics Championships, she was competing in 400 metre races.
“I expect this to to be my last year although my coach doesn’t know that I have made this decision. However, he knows that I enrolled in a physiotherapist course. I plan to finish this course when I travel to the United States,” said McPherson.
McPherson is one of the athletes that at operate from the MVP Track and Field Club. She works under coach Stephen Francis.
McPherson said that she is likely to miss several meets that were supposed to happen in the next month. She has classes that will begin in August in the Florida International University. She is currently in the second year of a four-year course in physiotherapy.
She said that she will be attending practical classes. She revealed that it’s compulsory for students to attend these type of classes. She insisted that ”really want to finish school.”
McPherson is part of the 4x400m relay team that will represent Jamaica in the Olympic Games. This is the third time that she will competing in the prestigious competition.
In 2023, she won the bronze medal while competing in the Moscow World Championships. She also finished first during in the one-lap event that was held in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In 2015, she won the 4x400m relay race as part of a Jamaican team that will be remembered for defeating the United States in the World Championships.
McPherson reflected on her career while speaking to journalists. She said that she is grateful that God had allowed her to achieve numerous fetes in the sport.

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