Three-time World 100-metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will not defend her 100 meters World title in London this summer as she is pregnant with her first child.
Fraser-Pryce, 30, confirmed her pregnancy on social media Wednesday.
“All my focus heading into training for my 2017 season was on getting healthy and putting myself in the best possible fitness to successfully defend my title in London 2017. But life is filled with many blessings with God. So here I am thinking about being the greatest mother I can be with my biggest blessing and the promise God made me. Moving forward on this journey, I look forward to seeing you all in 2018 when I return to competition on the tracks and around the world,” Fraser-Pryce posted on her Facebook page.
Fraser-Pryce is one of the most successful female sprinters in history. She won consecutive Olympic 100-meter titles in 2008 and 2012. She is also a three-time World Champion in the 100 meters – 2009, 2013, and 2015 and also won the 200 metres world title in Moscow 2013 when she became the first female sprinter to win the sprint treble – 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.