by Rachid Parchment (Jamaica Observer) Two of Jamaica’s major sporting bodies have praised Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce for being awarded the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year for 2023.
The ceremony took place in Paris, France, and honoured sportsmen and sportswomen for their excellence over the 2022 calendar year.
Fraser-Pryce won gold in the 100m sprint for an unprecedented fifth time at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, last summer.
Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda says Fraser-Pryce continues to be what he describes as an inspiration for young Jamaican women.
“What more can we say of this great sporting asset of Jamaica, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce,” Samuda told the Jamaica Observer. “She has conquered so many horizons and she continues to conquer more. An exemplar for young Jamaican women and women in general, for she has achieved phenomenally. She continues to be a beacon of light, she continues to inspire Jamaicans on and off the field. She will continue to inspire her own generation and generations to come.