Shelly-Ann Fraser is Olympic Gold 100m Sprinter

August 17, 2008

Meet Shelly-Ann Fraser, a sprinter from Jamaica. See photos, video and a biography of Shelly-Ann below.

Shelly-Ann Fraser won gold in the 100 meter at the Beijing Olympics today, with a time of 10.78. She, along with fellow Jamaican teammates Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart, marked the first time in Olympic history that a country swept the gold, silver and bronze medals in the 100.

The race was marred by a U.S. protest, where they claimed that Torri Edwards had false started. The appeal was later denied.

As a biography, Shelly-Ann Fraser was born on December 27, 1986 in Kingston, Jamaica. She is 21 years old. Her mother, Maxine Simpson, was a runner as well. Shelly-Ann attended George Headley Primary School, where she first tried her hand at track & field. She would run barefooted, winning a medal for coming in second place in the 100m. She went on to Wolmer’s Girls’ School and credits her high school coach, Michael Carr, for who she is now. Shelly-Ann’s first international medal was at the 2005 Carifta Games in Trinidad & Tobago, where she took the bronze medal in the 100m in 11.73 seconds.

Click below for more photos and video of Shelly-Ann Fraser.

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8 Responses to “Shelly-Ann Fraser is Olympic Gold 100m Sprinter”

  1. 1
    Worrel T Says:

    Shelly-Ann Frazer, the Boss. Just wanna say Jamaica she born, Jamaica she grow, Jamaica she come from. Guidance Empress. Blessed love

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    Sprinter in Olympic boycott | Ghana Says:

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  3. 3
    Pauline Amos Says:

    Shelly-Ann, A magnificent performance in the 100m race in Beijing. I am very proud of you and I am very proud to be a Jamaican. All the best in your future undertakings – the sky is the limit.Just go Girl.

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    whitney bailey Says:

    the female runner to di world,i pround of u excellent

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    katie fordyce Says:

    shelly won 100 m sprint in a time of 10.78 seconds the best ever time is 10. 49 seconds so it was not that bad . ilu saf

  6. 6

    you are the best runner ive ever seen i love your style and admire your running. :)

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    Horse Says:

    Wow when I ran track they didn’t have young ladies that looked like you..You are so Beautiful & Sexy…and fast..!!!..You are sweet Shelly stay cool

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    Horse Says:

    Oh almost forgot,..Shelly?…Will you marry Me?..Much love,…Warren Stevens <– Real Name