The fastest woman in the world has announced that she will retire after the Summer Olympic Games in Paris.
Shelly-Anna Fraser-Pryce said in an interview with Essence magazine that she wants to spend more time with her family.
“My son needs me. My husband and I have been together since before I won in 2008. He has sacrificed for me. We’re a partnership, a team.”
The 37-year-old said that without her husband’s support, she wouldn’t have been able to make her dreams come true.
“It’s because of that support that I’m able to do the things that I have been doing for all these years. And I think I now owe it to them to do something else.”
The Jamaican 100m sprinter has had a very successful career winning eight Olympic medals and 10 world championship titles.
The birth of her son Zion in 2017 didn’t stop Fraser-Pryce from winning, in fact, it seems as if it inspired her even more.
After his birth, she won three world titles and two Olympic medals at the games held in Tokyo.
The Olympic Games in Paris will start on 26 July and finish on 11 August.
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