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Learn more about Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a Jamaican sprinter with nine Olympic medals and nine world titles. She has won more international 100-meter titles than any other female athlete in history is considered one of the greatest sprinters of all-time male or female.
When Fraser-Pryce looks back at her upbringing, she remembers not always having food on the table. Her story is like many young people— many student-athletes in Jamaica today. The vast majority of whom will not be as lucky as she was to escape poverty and achieve their dreams on a global scale.
By embracing what could have easily become an overshadowed chapter of her life, Fraser-Pryce’s challenges motivated her prolific career and inspired the work of her Pocket Rocket Foundation, which she launched in 2012, to provide academic and athletic support to student-athletes in difficult financial situations.
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