KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- Celebrated Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been forced to withdraw from the two major athletic meet on medical advice
Fraser-Pryce was instructed to rest for two weeks by her medical team and will miss the UTECH Classic at the national stadium Saturday as well as the upcoming Penn Relays in Pennsylvania in the United States.
“Yes, the medical team has instructed her to take two weeks’ rest. She will miss the UTech Classic and the Penn Relays,” said Bruce James, president of MVP track and field club.
“However, she will be back for the Jamaica International Invitational meet in May”.
The 27-year-old Fraser-Pryce rose to prominence in the 2008 Olympic Games, when at 21 years old, she became the first Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics.
In 2012, she successfully defended her title, becoming the third woman to win two consecutive 100m events at the Olympic Games.
Last year, she became the first female sprinter to win gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in a single World Championships.