Meet the 2019 FACES of Global Black Excellence

Nii Ntreh Dec 26, 2019 at 02:27pm

December 26, 2019 at 02:27 pm | Faces of Black Excellence, Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

December 26, 2019 at 02:27 pm | Faces of Black Excellence, Opinions & Features

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Shirley-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Photo Credit: Unicef.org

Shirley-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shirley-Ann Fraser-Pryce was a household name in athletics before 2019. The Jamaican sprinter won gold at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games.

But even in the non-Olympic years, Fraser-Pryce was still the one to beat in separate championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015. But a toe injury and childbirth kept her out between 2016 and 2018.

But when she returned at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Fraser-Pryce became the oldest woman to win a 100m world title at the age of 32. What her victory also taught was that for women, a world-class professional athletic career does not necessarily have to end because a baby came along.

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