Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the fastest woman in the world after winning the 100 meters at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.
Her final time was clocked at 10.71 seconds, just 0.01 seconds from her personal best time that she established in 2012. The win also gave Fraser-Pryce her fourth World Championships 100 meters gold medal and eighth overall gold medal at Worlds.
On August 7, 2017, the sprinter and her husband Jason Pryce welcomed their first child, a son named Zyon, who was there for the victory.
And in an Instagram post, Fraser-Pryce revealed there was a time that she didn’t know if competing would be in her future. Plus, she suffered a personal tragedy not too long ago that also made her question a return.
“Two years ago giving birth to Zyon changed me,” wrote Fraser-Pryce on Monday. “Two years ago I lost a loved one and two years ago I was broken. But yet I RISE… I am so grateful for the outpouring of love from my friends, family, fellow athletes, supporters and sponsors over the years. Your belief and encouragement gave me strength.”
Fraser-Pryce then provided some words of encouragement to anyone working toward a goal, and she said the secret ingredient to success is persistence.
“I am even more grateful for those girls who will come after me or the women who are still holding their own and working on their greatness in their own way and never trying to be anyone but themselves!” she wrote. “I am humbled to be filling my shoes with my potential, fill yours and never stop for anyone and do it with all your heart and all your courage.”
A lot of people headed to the comment section after that and let Fraser-Pryce know they’re happy for her and incredibly inspired.
“Irrespective of your incredible athletic ability, you are an unbelievably phenomenal, fierce women and we as females salute you #queen ♥️♥️♥️ ” wrote one of her followers.
“Keep being that super mom! Super woman!” a second person commented. “And an inspiration to many. Continue to write your story! #proudbuck 💪🏽 🚀”
“I’m so prouddddd, make the babies then back to business,” another person wrote.