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Shelly-Ann and Shericka Awards are Inspirational to Younger Athletes

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Fraser-Pryce hopes to break her personal record of 10.60 seconds

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one Jamaican who is worthy of attention. She not only has a pleasant personality but she also has an inspiring story. She has made a name for herself by outshining athletes all around the world in her career. She has a simple objective which is to reach her maximum potential.
Many still remember how she jumped while celebrating her victory in the 2008 Olympics’ 100 metres race. The Wolmer’s girl from a struggling background in Waterhouse was merely 21 years old when she took the world title. She has secured six more worldwide sprint medals ever since.
Consistency is a major factor contributing to success, something Fraser-Pryce is well-embodied with. She set an 11-second record in that 2008 victory. She equaled Merlene Ottey’s world-best total of 67 sub-11 finishes. She is currently pursuing a starting point of 80, something that was once unimaginable. So far she has bagged five World gold medals in the 100 metres, one in the 200 metres and 2 Olympic gold titles in the 100 metres.
Across the world, no one can equal the number of gold medals she has won in the World Championships 100 metres. It is for all these reasons that on Monday the Jamaican government awarded Fraser-Pryce the Order of Jamaica national honor.
With the 2023 World Athletics Championships soon approaching, Fraser-Pryce hopes to break her personal record of 10.60 seconds which might secure more awards for the athlete. The championships are set to kick off in August next year in Budapest, Hungary. Shericka Jackson was also feted with an award.