KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been named among the five finalists for the 2019 Female World Athlete of the Year.
Fraser-Pryce brought her 2019 season to a successful close by winning two gold medals at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar in September.
She became the first woman to win the 100 metres at four World Championships when she clocked a stunning 10.71 seconds to take the gold in the women’s 100-meter final.
Following the win, Fraser-Pryce paraded the track with her two-year-old son Zyon, who she said gave her “superpowers” to win her first global medal since giving birth.
Fraser-Pryce is among other exceptional female athletes such as Sifan Hassan (Netherlands ), Brigid Kosgei (Kenya), Dalilah Muhammad (USA) and Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela).
Voting for the Female World Athlete of the Year closed on November 5.
The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the World Athletics Awards 2019 in Monaco on Saturday, November 23.
If she wins, the award will become Fraser-Pryce’s second title, having won the Female Athlete of the Year award in 2013.