Olympic Gold Medalist
In 2013 Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce was awarded the highest award in track and field athletics by being named the IAAF World Athlete of the Year. She earned this on the back of becoming the first woman in history to be the Triple World Sprint Championship. She achieved this by winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the World Championships in Athletics. This young lady, by sheer happenstance, chose to stay in Jamaica and study at the University of Technology and train with the MVP Track and Field Club. In 2007 she earned her first global medal in athletics by running in the qualifying round of the 4X100m at the IAAF World Championships, where Jamaica earned the silver medal in the final. In 2008 she took the world by storm, running 10.78 seconds in the Beijing Olympic 100m final, thereby winning the Gold Medal and running the fastest time in the world. In October 2008 the Government of Jamaica appointed Shelly Ann an Officer of the Order of Distinction. She also received the 2008 Prime Minister's Youth Award for excellence in Sport. Shelly Ann was conferred with the title Ambassador in 2014. In August 2017, Shelly Ann gave birth to her first child Zyon Pryce.