Usain Bolt Believes Tik Tok Will Help Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce’s Personality Improve

Published 09/27/2021, 11:40 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 07: Usain Bolt attends Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 07, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)


34-year-old Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce has been an unstoppable force on the field for years now. Her consistency and constant hunger for more has often had fans drawing links between her and the legendary sprinter, Usain Bolt. However, the fame and fan-following of the Olympic specialist are exceptional and, notably, unmatchable.

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Fans aren’t just inspired by Usain’s lightning speed, but his dynamic personality has often won hearts too. In today’s day and age, having a social media presence helps the fans connect to their star. Notably, the number of followers Bolt has is a testament to his fame around the world.

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Usain Bolt wants Jamaican women’s sprinters to open up about their personalities

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann clinched eight Olympic medals during her astonishing sprinting career. Sadly, she will retire in 2022, calling it quits on an immensely decorated time in track and field.

Usain Bolt was also seen celebrating her performance in Tokyo, where she clinched the silver medal. Notably, Bolt leaves no chance to praise his fellow Jamaican’s achievement, but also thinks she and others, too, need to be more open about their personalities.

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

Bolt talked about how he had advised Shelly-Ann to be more realistic about how she was off-field. He said, “If you meet Shelly you can ask Shelly. I have always said to Shelly: ‘Shelly you so nice, you so wonderful, why you don’t show the people who you are as a person’. But she is very shy. She is reserved. If you show the other side of your personality, this is when people start watching and looking.”

Usain also revealed that Shelly-Ann considered his advice and has now joined Tik Tok. He exerted on how important it is to show people your actual personalities.

“I was talking to NJ about it the other day. Elaine Thompson and Shelly joined Tik Tok now, and when you start showing people your personality, people want to be around you… so this is what I have been trying to say and explain to people about the personality,” Bolt said.

Shelly-Ann’s performance in 2021

Shelly-Ann started the year with an incredible performance as she clinched the silver medal in the 100m race at the Tokyo Olympics 2020; Fellow Jamaican star Elaine Thompson-Herah bagged the gold medal in the event.

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Athletics – JAAA National Senior Championships – National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica – June 27, 2021 Jamaica’s Sherika Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Hera and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in action during the women’s 200 m REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy

Going forward, Shelly only got better, surprising everyone by defeating Elaine. At the Diamond League meet in 2021, Shelly-Ann clocked her personal best, recording the world’s third-fastest time of 10.60 seconds. However, in another match-up, Elaine defeated Shelly-Ann, clocking the world’s second-fastest time of 10.54 seconds.

While the athletics season 2021 is almost over, Shelly-Ann will surely come back next year to break more records. Will she cross all the barriers and break Flojo’s long-standing world record in 2022? Only time will tell.

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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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