I Knew How Hard I Worked

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
I Knew How Hard I Worked
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: "Because I knew how hard I worked, I knew the pain, I knew the sacrifice, I knew the tears, I knew everything. Despite everything, I stuck to it. I toughed it out, and I kept my head in the game, even when the odds were against me."
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: "Because I knew how hard I worked, I knew the pain, I knew the sacrifice, I knew the tears, I knew everything. Despite everything, I stuck to it. I toughed it out, and I kept my head in the game, even when the odds were against me."

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (1986-) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter who competes in the 60 metres, 100 m and 200 m and is considered one of the greatest sprinters of all time.

Fraser-Pryce is an eight-time Olympic medallist. She became the first Caribbean woman to win gold in the 100m in 2008, then was the third woman in history to defend an Olympic 100m title at the 2012 London Olympics. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she became the first athlete to medal in the 100m at four consecutive Olympic Games.

Fraser-Pryce is one of the most decorated athletes in history at the World Athletics Championships, with ten gold and two silver medals. She is the only person to win five world titles in the 100 m. Her recent win in 2022 at the age of 35 made her the oldest female sprinter to claim a global 100 m title. In 2014 she also became the first female athlete to hold world titles in all four sprint events at the same time.

She has won more global 100m titles than any other female sprinter in history, and she is the third fastest woman and the fastest mother of all time. In 2019, BBC included her on their list of 100 inspiring and influential women in the world. 

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