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The maquette of the statue of two-time Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is to be unveiled on Saturday, June 23, at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston.

Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport made the announcement on Wednesday.

A maquette is a small scale model or rough draft of an unfinished sculpture. It is used to visualize and test shapes and ideas.

Just over a week ago, the minister said the athlete had seen the maquette and given her approval.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Renowned Jamaican sculptor Mr Basil Watson was commissioned to design and create statues of four of Jamaica’s outstanding sports stars, Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell as part of the Jamaica 55 Legacy programme.

Minister Grange pointed out that the athletes have been consulted by the sculptor about the design of their statues. She said that at each stage, the sculptor had provided a maquette to present a visual representation of the sculpture.

The first of the statues, that of Usain Bolt, was unveiled in a glittering ceremony at Statue Park last December.

The Shelly-Ann statue, now in the island will be erected close to that of Usain Bolt in Statue Park and will be unveiled at the end of this track and field season, Minister Grange said.

Source: Leighton Levy|| SportsMax

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