This past weekend, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made history as she is the first woman sprinter to win both the individual events (100m & 200m) and the 4x100m relay at a world championships. She first made her mark on Thursday becoming only the third woman to do the individual double joining German athletes Silke Gladisch (1987) and Katrin Krabbe (1991).
Fraser-Pryce said while she was delighted to have become the first woman to win the triple, she hoped it would do more for the image of women’s sprinting seeing as how her teammate, the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, seems to always be in the spotlight and is one of most recognizable athlete's in the world.
"Wow! I don't know, I'm just excited that I had a wonderful championships and it was a lot of hard work. I have always said that I didn't have anything put down with my name on it and so I have to work for it," Fraser-Pryce said.
"In victory and defeat, I am always happy and blessed that God has given me the talent to come out here and have fun and represent my country the way I do," she added.