Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce Was Greeted by Son Zyon in a Heartwarming Way on Return

Published 09/21/2021, 11:31 AM EDT


The Jamaican sprinting legend Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce is widely known for her astonishing speed on the field. Even at 34, Shelly has been an unstoppable force against her counterparts.

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Notably, after being on the Olympic track for years, Tokyo Olympics 2020 was a unique experience for Pryce. 2020 Olympics were her first ever quadrennial games as a mother, and her performance improved tremendously this year. Shelly-Ann gave birth to her son, Zyon, in 2017.

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Young Zyon made Shelly-Ann feel special by his gesture

The 2021 athletics season is on the verge of its end. And it has been an incredible season for Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce. The Jamaican legend became the world’s third-fastest woman of all time in 2021. Sadly, she will retire in 2022 after a long and successful career on the track.

Athletics – Diamond League – Lausanne – Lausanne, Switzerland – August 26, 2021 Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the women’s 100m final REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

After the athletics season of 2021, Shelly has been spending time with her family and son Zyon. Shelly shared a story on Twitter of how Zyon made her emotional. After coming back from the tour, Shelly went for a nap, while Zyon was not around. When she woke up and went to see her son, Zyon asked her a question that melted her heart.

Young Zyon asked his mother, ” Mommy are you ok?” and gave her a hug. While it’s a pretty basic question, but it’s not about what was asked but who asked. Shelly tweeted, “Forgive me, I’m not so mushy you know lol. But Zyon asking me that made me feel so special today.”

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A look at Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce’s 2021 season

Shelly-Ann competed in her first mega-quadrennial games in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics. In her first games, she became the Olympic champion clinching the gold medal in the 100m race. Shelly stunningly bagged the silver medal in the 100m race in Tokyo. She also secured the gold medal in the 4*100m race at her last games.

At the Diamond Leagues Athletics meet 2021, she defeated Tokyo Olympics 2020 gold medalist and fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson- Herah to win the race. Not only did she win the race, but she also clocked the world’s third-fastest time of 10.60 seconds.

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Shelly has just one more year left on the track, she will definitely put in her everything to retire with her best performance.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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