“Going Back to School”: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Reveals Her Journey After Retirement From Athletics

Published 11/08/2021, 7:30 AM EST
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


Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continues to prove that age is just a number, performing at the highest level even at 34. She won two medals at the recent Tokyo Olympics 2020, adding to her portfolio of incredible victories. Moreover, she set the third-fastest time in women’s 100-meters competition at Lausanne Diamond League in August,10.60 seconds. With speculations of retirement rising now, she talked about her plans after her athletic career.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce reveals her plans

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In a recent interview with REVOLT, she opened up on her plans for the future and wanted to focus on reaching out to social problems.

“I’m very serious about community-building because I believe that a lot of raw, untouched gems are in our communities, but they need to be uprooted, polished, and sent out,” she said.

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – AUGUST 26: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce competes in Women’s 100m at Stade Olympique Pontaise on August 26, 2021 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Marco Mantovani/Getty Images)

Most athletes find something important in their sporting careers while wanting to contribute to the betterment of society and themselves. Likewise, Fraser-Pryce wants to carry forward her knowledge of the sport to help upcoming athletes perform to the best of their abilities.

“I’m also thinking of hosting PR and etiquette seminars for a lot of my Jamaican athletes back home in sports and looking forward to having a greater impact when it comes to athletics in my country,” said Fraser-Pryce.

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Fraser-Pryce wants to be a psychologist

When speaking about athletes taking education seriously, Katie Ledecky is a perfect example. She took a major in Psychology and a minor in Political Science this summer at Stanford. Likewise, Fraser-Pryce shared her intentions of getting a degree as well. She spoke about her love for psychology in the interview.

“I’m still thinking about going back to school because I started my master’s in applied psychology, but then Zyon, my son, decided to show up, so I had to defer. That’s something that I’m looking forward to doing because I still want to be a sports or health psychologist,” said Fraser-Pryce.

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DOHA, QATAR – SEPTEMBER 29: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates with her son Zyon after winning the Women’s 100 Metres final during day three of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Despite all this, her career is not over; she continues to defy odds and perform beyond expectations. Safe to say, Fraser-Pryce is a legend in athletics and she will surely dominate wherever she goes.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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