Sprint Queen, Fraser Pryce Among BBC 100 Most Influential & Inspiring Women For 2019

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Sprint queen and World Champion, Shelly-ann Fraser Pryce has been named one of the 1-hundred most influential and inspiring women in the world this year, by the BBC.

Fraser Pryce became the oldest woman to win an Olympic or World title in the 100-metres when she won the Doha, World Championships in 10-point-7-1 last month.

She’s also the first mother to win that title in 22-years.

She celebrated by taking a lap of honour with her son, Zyon.

That win put Fraser Pryce ahead of Usain Bolt in 100-metre world championship titles.

It has also sparked many observers to crown her the greatest female sprinter in history.

American footballer Megan Rapinoe and British sprinter, Dina Asher- Smith are among 13 other athletes on the list.

Climate change activitist, 15 year-old Greta Thunberg is also on the list.

The BBC’s shortlist is developed from women who inspired, influenced or achieved significant feats in their respective fields.

The theme of this year’s list is ‘the Female Future’.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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