|Posted on 1 October, 2019 at 14:05|
Our wonder mama this month is the world champion, record breaking, hardworking and excellent yummy mummy Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. Fraser-Pryce became prominent in 2008 when at 21 years old, the relatively unknown athlete became the first Caribbean woman to win 100 m gold at the Olympics. In 2012, she successfully defended her 100 m title, becoming the third woman to win two consecutive 100 m gold medals at the Olympics. After winning bronze at the 2016 Summer Olympics, she also became the first woman to win 100 m medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. Fraser-Pryce took a break in 2017 to have her first child, and in 2019, a decade after winning her first 100 m world title, she became the first mum and oldest woman in history to win 100 m gold at the World Championships. In addition, she became the first athlete(male or female)to win four 100m world titles.
Apart from being an amzing athlete, the 32 years old also heads the Pocket Rocet Foundation which helps young athletes succeed in their academic and other pursuits. In order to do their part, the foundation offers an annual scholarship to deserving students.
"Two years ago giving birth to Zyon changed me. He came into my life and made me a better 'rocket', not just a mummy rocket but one that continues to go higher, in the good times and in the bad: against the tides of uncertainty, he keeps me going," expressed the mother of excellence.
For more information on Shelly-Ann or to support her foundation, visit: www.rocketpocketfoundation.com
Nominations for EYMA 2020 are now open, do not forget to nominate that inspirational mother in your life: www.eymawards.com/nominate