Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is currently the fastest woman in the world. In the 2008 Olympic Games Shelly-Ann was a mere 21 years-old when she became the first Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics.
This year in London, she successfully defended her 100m title, becoming the third woman to win two consecutive gold medals in the 100m events at the Olympics!
Beijing Olympics. Among other accolades, Shelly Ann is most proud of being appointed Jamaica's first Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in January 2010!
Shelly-Ann has been invited to New York to co-host the AFJ media reception with Ambassador Brenda Johnson. The reception is centered on the extraordinary work of the AFJ and their upcoming 31st annual Hummingbird Gala; which will take place on October 25th at the Marriott Marquis-Times Square in New York City.
"Shelly Ann's acceptance of our request to attend the AFJ event demonstrates her alignment with the AFJ's mission for Jamaica. It is also a testament to the fact that when she is not winning gold medals she is giving back. We appreciate this significant demonstration of support." said Caron Chung, Executive Director of the AFJ.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on December 27, 1986. After graduating from Wolmer's High School for Girls in Kingston, she went on to become a world-champion sprinter, specializing in the 100-meter run.
Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman
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