Jamaican sprinter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is officially the fastest woman in the world after her recent victory in the 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.
At the age of 32, she also made history as the oldest woman to ever win the title after sprinting pass her contenders – finishing the race in 10.71 seconds, just 0.01 seconds of the personal best she set in 2012. She also became the first mom ever to win the 100-meter world championship title.
Receiving her fourth World Championships title in the 100-meter division, it brought her total to eighth world title overall. Her victory was extra special as she became the first mother in 24 years to win the World 100m title after giving birth.
She was joined on the track by her 2-year old son Zyon after her victory.
An elated Fraser-Price said: “My secret is just staying humble. It’s about knowing who you are as a person and athlete and just continue to work hard”.
She now hopes to inspire more women in achieving their dreams.
“I am even more grateful for those girls who will come after me or the women who are still holding their own and working on their greatness in their own way and never trying to be anyone but themselves!” she wrote. “I am humbled to be filling my shoes with my potential, fill yours and never stop for anyone and do it with all your heart and all your courage.”
The 2-time Olympic and a 4-time World Championships 100 meters winner officially goes down as the ‘Greatest Of All Time!’.