[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] Steve Keating (Reuters) writes about Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and how she is breaking records as a 32-year-old mom. Also see links below to read related articles: “MOMMY ROCKET – Fraser-Pryce powers to unmatched fourth world title, dedicates victory to mothers;” “’I’m 32, I’m a mum and here I am breaking barriers,’ says Fraser-Pryce after 100m win;” and “Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 32, becomes oldest woman — and first mom — to win world title in 100m race.” Keating writes:
The hunt for Bolt’s successor has largely been restricted to the men’s side of the entry list, with flamboyant American Noah Lyles, who will go for 200m gold on Monday, and newly minted men’s 100m world champion Christian Coleman repeatedly asked if they might be the man for the job.
As it turns out it just might be a woman – Fraser-Pryce – who ticks all the boxes.
A superstar has been sitting right under the noses of the IAAF, who must surely sit up and take notice of the Jamaican who claimed her fourth 100m world championship gold medal on Sunday to go along with two Olympic golds and perhaps more to come next year at the Tokyo Summer Games.
The 32-year-old now stands alone in terms of world champions, her four titles one better than Usain Bolt and Americans Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene.
“It’s a victory for motherhood,” smiled Fraser-Pryce, who took a victory lap around a nearly vacant Khalifa Stadium with her son Zyon nestled into her shoulder. “I’m really excited about tonight.
For full article, see https://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-worlds-fraser-pryce-woman/new-face-of-sport-might-just-be-a-woman-fraser-pryce-idUSKBN1WE0VM
MOMMY ROCKET – Fraser-Pryce powers to unmatched fourth world title, dedicates victory to mothers
Jamaica Gleaner, September 30, 2019
“I’m 32, I’m a mum and here I am breaking barriers,” says Fraser-Pryce after 100m win
The Guardian, September 30, 2019
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 32, becomes oldest woman — and first mom — to win world title in 100m race
Maria Pasquini, People Magazine, September 30, 2019