Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after running 11.33 at the Cayman Invitational, now ready for JN Racers Grand Prix on June 9, 2018
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after running 11.33 at the Cayman Invitational on June 2, now ready for JN Racers Grand Prix on June 9, 2018

Thousands of teenagers across the UK will soon find out the results of their GCSE or A-level exams.

With academia in the air, press conference host Geoff Wightman asked each of the athletes about their high school report cards.

“Mine was pretty boring,” admitted Dina Asher-Smith. “They always had the same positive comments.”

“I was quite shy at school,” said Kendra Harrison. “I didn’t speak up a lot in class, but I was a hard worker.”

“I can’t really remember what my reports said,” added Katarina Johnson-Thompson. “I was a bit silly in the classroom, but I was never naughty.”

“I was good at school,” said Nafissatou Thiam. “I liked studying.”

However, one athlete on the panel bucked the trend of model students.

“I was a trouble maker,” said Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, matter-of-factly. “My friends would laugh at anything I’d say. My report cards would always say, ‘Shelly-Ann talks too much and need to settle down. She can do better’.”

Just four years after leaving high School, however, Fraser-Pryce announced her arrival on the global athletics stage by winning the Olympic 100m title in Beijing.

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  1. Yes that’s true. Always eating from a grace sausage in the tin and writing her name on the mangoes on the trees in the school yard. Love her to the moon and back


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