Years After Sharing the Same Stage With Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Track and Field Queen Shares Wisdom From Mommy Rocket: “Won’t Let Me Give Up”

Published 10/05/2023, 7:25 AM EDT

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has inspired many athletes. Recently, Sha’Carri Richardson, after winning the 100m final race at the World Athletics Championship, discussed the role of Mommy Rocket in her life. In an interview, the LSU sensation confessed to watching Fraser-Pryce create history on the tracks while growing up.

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Interestingly, following this event recently, another track and field queen who can be frequently spotted alongside the Jamaican sprinter on the tracks shared the wisdom provided by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in her life. According to Marie-Josee Ta Lou, the 36-year-old Fraser Pryce has provided her with a constant reminder to keep her passion for sports alive. A tweet highlighting Ta Lou’s heartwarming words toward Fraser-Pryce has made waves in the athletics community.

A constant reminder by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

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On October 4, a track and field fan posted a heartfelt note on X, highlighting the relationship between Ivorian sprinter Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. While revealing the statement of Ta Lou in an interview regarding the Jamaican sprinter, the tweet stated, “My sister, Shelly, won’t let me give up on running. She is constantly reminding me that she is older than me and that she is still going strong.” Ta Lou added. “Her words are loud in my head every single day, and she never gets tired of motivating me to wake up every morning and do what I like.”

These heartwarming words come after Ta Lou, who amid suffering a loss at the Tokyo Olympics, had decided to bid farewell to track and field, was motivated by Fraser-Pryce to continue to strive. According to the Ivorian athlete, who has participated in four Olympics finals till now, the 36-year-old Fraser-Pryce is one of many reasons to persuade her to participate on the tracks of Paris next year.

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Interestingly, this interview comes after Marie-Josee Ta Lou etched her name in the history of athletics at the Oslo Diamond League. Amid the 34-year-old’s performance, the athlete was able to break a record set in 1988.

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Marie-Josee Ta Lou’s win on Oslo tracks

At the Oslo Diamond League, Marie-Josee Ta Lou emerged victorious on 100-meter tracks in 10.75 seconds. The athlete surpassed Anthonique Strachan (10.92 seconds) and Shericka Jackson (10.98 seconds), who were forced to settle for the second and third positions on the podium, respectively. Amid this win, the Ivorian athlete was able to break a 37-year-old record set by Marion Jones. In the 1988 meeting, Jones secured the win in 10.82 seconds. Interestingly, Ta Lou’s one-of-a-kind time was a new world lead as well, surpassing LSU’s Sha’Carri Richardson’s lead of 10.76 seconds.

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Despite the dismay at the Tokyo Olympics, with the support and wisdom provided by Shelly-Ann Faser-Pryce, Marie Josee Ta Lou was able to secure staunch wins this season. Her fans are also girded up to witness the two athletes gear up their spikes and strike magic on the soil of Paris.

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Paras Jan

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Paras Haji is a US Sports author at Essentially Sports. She began her professional journey as a content and news publisher, which gave her valuable experience in the sports media industry. Her passion for all things Olympics, and dedication to keeping track of every competitive performance, have earned her recognition for handing over captivating articles.
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Suman Varandani

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