Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, known for her incredible speed, has decided to retire after the 2024 Paris Olympics. She made this big announcement in an interview with Essence magazine.
Fraser-Pryce is 37 years old and wants to spend more time with her family. She feels it’s time to give back to her husband and son for their support during her career.
Fraser-Pryce has had a fantastic career. She won three Olympic gold medals and ten world championships.
She’s known for her amazing 100-meter sprints, winning gold in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics. She also won a gold medal in the 4×100 relay at the Tokyo Olympics.
Her success isn’t just in the Olympics. She also won world titles in 100m in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2019, and 2022, and a 200 world crown in 2013. Her win in 2022 at 35 years old made her the oldest world champion sprinter, showing her lasting talent.
In September 2023, Milan Fashion Week was underway, with famous models like Gigi Hadid and Vittoria Ceretti walking for luxurious brands.
Meanwhile, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hinted at a collaboration with Bottega Veneta, one of the biggest brands in fashion. She posted a video on her Instagram story promoting the launch of Bottega Veneta’s 2024 collection at Milan Fashion Week.
Fraser-Pryce had also signed deals with luxury brands Richard Mille and a Swiss watch brand. Her collaborations with these brands brought attention to track and field.
The decision of Fraser-Pryce to retire is a big moment in sprinting history. She’s leaving a mark as one of the best sprinters ever. She’s not just fast on the track; she’s also made a difference off it.
Through her Pocket Rocket Foundation, she helps young athletes in Jamaica. She partnered with Nike and has helped 73 student-athletes.
Even with her retirement coming up, she’s focused on her last Olympics in Paris. She wants to end her career on her terms, showing the world her best one last time.
Her story is not just about winning races; it’s about hard work, dedication, and helping others. Her retirement will be a big moment for her and her fans, marking the end of an amazing career in sprinting.