Fraser-Pryce Named Female Athlete Of The Year At Panam Awards

On Friday Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was crowned the Best Female Athlete at the inaugural Panam Sports Awards. 

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Earlier this year, the 32-year-old  smashed  the 200m games record when she clocked 22.43 (-0.1 m/s). The previous games record of 22.45 was set by USA’s Evelyn Ashford 40 years prior.

This was her first time competing at the Pan American Games.

She was nominated for the award alongside triple Lima 2019 swimming champion Delfina Pignatiello of Argentina, American cyclist Chloe Dygert,  Mexican racquetball champion Paola Longoria and Venezuela’s Pan American Games and world champion triple jumper Yulimar Rojas.

Via Instagram – she said:

It’s always a fulfilling experience for an athlete to be recognized for their efforts and hardwork. I would like to first applaud the Panam Sports Committee for making the decision to host this first edition to honor the athletes of the 41 countries who are members of the Americas .

“I’m extremely grateful my performance was considered along with all the athletes being recognized as one of the most inspiring moments at the Panam Games held earlier this year in Lima, Peru. .

“2019, I decided I was “Made For More”. Motherhood was never going to diminish what Shelly-Ann the athlete wanted to accomplish. To everyone who voted, thank you 💕”

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