Eight-time Olympic medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce proved her maturity in the game on Saturday after refusing to comments on Sha’Carri Richardson’s disappointing performance at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.
The 21-year-old American sprinter became the subject of talk on the road to the Prefontaine Classic. In fact, Richardson was sky-high on confidence with plenty of social media buzz.
But Richardson, however, could not bring her A-game to bear when it mattered most having finished last in 11.14 seconds as the Jamaican trio – Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson complete another 100m medal sweep.
Meanwhile, Fraser-Pryce who became only woman to win four individual 100m medals in the history of the Olympics after winning silver at the Tokyo 2020 Games refused to openly give attention to Sha’Carri Richardson in her post race interview:
“I wasn’t watching Sha’Carri to be honest,” Fraser-Pryce who finished 2nd in 10.73 seconds said when asked about Richardson’s placing and her pre race comments.
According to Fraser-Pryce she wasn’t surprise to see another Jamaican sweep.
“No, you shouldn’t have,” Fraser-Pryce replied when anyone should have really been surprised by another Jamaican sweep.
By James K. Attaglo Wilson