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Jamaica’s Fraser-Pryce donates 100m singlet to World Athletics museum

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has donated her singlet from her winning 100m performance at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 to the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA).

In a ceremony during the eighth evening of competition on Friday, Fraser-Pryce presented the singlet to World Athletics president Sebastian Coe.

In presenting the singlet, on which Fraser-Pryce has signed herself as the ‘mommy rocket’, the Jamaican sprinting ace said: “I’m excited to join two other Jamaicans (Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell-Brown) who have their memorabilia in the museum. I’ve built a legacy that I hope inspires other women to believe in themselves and be relentless at pursuing their dreams.

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“As a now five-time world 100m champion, I’m happy to share this moment in history for me and so many others with the Museum of World Athletics, where champions live on forever.”

Coe, upon receiving Fraser-Pryce’s singlet, said: “I am delighted to accept the generous donation of the Oregon22 singlet from 10-time world and three-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce in Hayward Field. These championships have already seen her win her fifth world 100m title, and yesterday the 200m silver.

“The World Athletics Heritage Collection and the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA) are honoured to receive this item, which represents the illustrious career of one of the all-time greats of sprinting. We thank Shelly-Ann for her support of our Heritage programme, which celebrates and honours our sport’s history – a history which she is now indelibly a part of.”

Fraser-Pryce became a five-time World Championships gold medallist in the 100m on day three of this year’s championships, then earned a silver medal in the 200m on day seven.

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In four Olympic Games, the diminutive sprinter has also collected two gold medals, a silver and a bronze in the 100m and 200m. For the high level of her performances and the length of her career, Fraser-Pryce is widely proclaimed the women’s 100m ‘GOAT’ – the greatest of all time.

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