Eight-time Olympic medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce OD has cleared the air on the misleading viral photo of her seemingly laughing at Sha’Carri Richardson immediately after the women’s 100m dash at the Prefontaine Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon on August 21.
The sprint fashionista [Richardson] received lots of social media abuse for finishing in a disappointing 9th position despite fueling debates ahead of that particular star studded race.
In the final analysis, Jamaican trio of Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson finished 1-2-3 with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games gold medallist [Thompson-Herah] coasting 10.54 seconds to become the fastest woman alive.
But speaking with The Undefeated – a sports lifestyle magazine, Fraser-Pryce explained what really happened while expressing her personal admiration for the 21yr old American sprinter.
“I mean, seriously, it was just a look,” Fraser-Pryce told The Undefeated.
“I was having a conversation with my teammate and she said something, and then I looked. But it wasn’t – it was just what it is.
“It was just a look, you know? It was just a look. Yeah. There was nothing more behind it, if I’m being very honest, there was nothing more behind it.
“I like her. I like her personality.
“…for us as women, we’re somehow supposed to just stand at the line, look cute and just run, [and] wave. We’re not allowed to express ourselves or show our emotions.”