Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica
Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two-time Olympic Games 100m gold medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who recently returned to her MVP training base, is predicted to do well in 2017, according to her long-time coach, Stephen Francis.

According to reports, Fraser-Pryce, who left MVP after the Olympic Games to join almost unknown coach, Renaldo Walcott’ s training camp at St. Elizabeth Technical in Santa Cruz, was forced to return because of her sponsors Nike. It was said Nike threatened to cut Fraser-Pryce’s contract if she remain in St. Elizabeth.

Speaking with RJR news, Francis said, he doesn’t think it will be a problem to prepare her for next season…. “Because of the fact that she really doesn’t have to compete at the trials.”

“She has had a number of years of preparation so it should be relatively easy to get her back to as close to her best as possible and probably even surpassing it,” said Francis of the defending World Championships sprint double champion.

Fraser-Pryce won the Olympic Games 100m titles in 2008 and 2012, but was third in Rio this past summer, running with a toe injury.
She has also won World Championships 100m titles in 2009, 2011 and the double in 2015.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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