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Shelly-Ann Fraser's rise from poverty to one of the world's best sprinters is remarkable

KINGSTON — The biggest-ever Olympic 100 metres champion was on the dancefloor, with Jamaica’s high society fluttering around him like moths to neon while the tiniest-ever 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser was happy to sit in a dark corner to chat to an old schoolfriend.

Wasn’t Shelly-Ann Fraser, all 5ft 1in of her, remotely peeved at how 6ft 5in triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt was monopolising centre stage as usual at the Jamaica House reception to salute the island’s world athletics champions?

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“No, he deserves all the attention and glory he gets,” she nodded, before breaking into a broad, brace-glittering smile and adding: “It’s a man’s world!” ……Read More

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  1. terryann fraser

    November 17, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    i hope you continue to win for our country jamaica

  2. minnie

    November 21, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    this is why this girl is my favourite athlete she is a fighter

  3. pete

    November 26, 2009 at 6:41 am

    she is simply a phenomenal athlete and i am not making any predictions but just promising you all that she is going to be doing even more spectacular things in the near future. Hey there she is 22 see yah all

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