Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a seven-time Olympic medallist and Jamaican sprinter, has announced that she will retire from athletics after the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Fraser-Pryce, who won consecutive 100m gold medals in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, confirmed her decision in an interview with NBC Sports.
She expressed her intention to focus on her Pocket Rocket Foundation, which she holds dear and aims to expand in Jamaica and beyond to provide young people with opportunities to excel in both academics and sports.
Fraser-Pryce is still actively pursuing world championship and Olympic glory, but emphasised that leaving a legacy off the track is also important to her.
She hopes to inspire and help young people transcend their own thoughts and ideas, and believes that the platform of being an Olympic champion allows her to make a meaningful impact.
In Paris, Fraser-Pryce will be 37 years old and will be aiming to become the oldest Olympic 100m gold medallist, whether male or female.
She expressed her gratitude for all that she has accomplished in her career, including touching the lives of many people and making unforgettable memories.
After the Paris Olympics, she looks forward to creating new memories and continuing her work with her foundation.
The Paris Olympics are scheduled to take place from July 26-August 24, with Track & Field events scheduled for August 1-11.
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