Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce confirms when she will hang her spikes

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ATHLETICS Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce confirms when she will hang her spikes

Abigael Wafula 15:27 - 15.09.2023

The 36-year-old has been a source of inspiration to many upcoming athletes with her warm aura on and off the track.

Five-time World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is planning to hang her spikes soon and focus on other things off the track.

In a post on her Facebook page, Fraser-Pryce noted the Paris Olympics next year will be her final where she will be campaigning to end her career on a high.

The post read: “H.E.L.L.O. Shelly-Ann is my name, running is my fame! I got Paris on my mind…My 5th and final one for all time. Have you started your 2024 plans??? Stop waiting for a New Year!”

The multiple Olympic champion has had a tough 2023 season after suffering an injury setback that saw her begin her season very late. She intended to open her season at the Botswana Golden Grand Prix but withdrew due to personal issues. 

The Jamaican was then confirmed for the Kip Keino Classic but was forced to withdraw due to an injury. The 36-year-old later opened her season at the Jamaican Championships where she competed in the 200m. 

She later competed in her first 100m at the Spitzen Leichathletik Luzern where she won the race and later also won the Meeting in Madrid. 

Going to the World Championships in Budapest as the defending champion, there was a lot of pressure for Fraser-Pryce to deliver despite her injury setback. She finished third in the women's 100m as USA's Sha'Carri Richardson carried the day. 

Meanwhile, Fraser-Pryce started off her professional career in 2002 and made her debut at the World Championships at 2007 Osaka IAAF World Championships where she competed in the 4x100m relays. 

She made her Olympic Games debut at the Beijing Olympic Games where she competed in the 100m and won her first major global title in an individual event. Since then, she has been a frequent appearance at global events and has made a mark in the sports scene.