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Fraser-Pryce withdraws from Botswana Golden Grand Prix due to family emergency

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce pulled out of the Botswana Golden Grand Prix because of a family emergency. Sha'Carri Richardson is still on the schedule for April 29.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at Paris Diamond League 2022
Shell-Ann Fraser-Pryce after running 10.67 in the 100m at the 2022 Paris Diamond League. Photo: Wanda Diamond League AG

GABORONE, Botswana (April 21) – Jamaican 10-time world champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, has withdrawn from the Botswana Golden Grand Prix, which is set to take place on April 29, due to a family emergency. The organizers of the meet announced the news on Friday, wishing Fraser-Pryce and her family well.

The organizers are now working to find a replacement athlete for the women’s 100m race, which Fraser-Pryce was scheduled to participate in. Read more: Botswana Golden Grand Prix to feature more world-class athletes; Marvin Bracy and Kenny Bednarek join field

“The organisers wish Ms Fraser-Pryce and her family well. Whilst we were looking forward to having Ms Fraser-Pryce kick off her season in Botswana, we are working on getting another athlete to fill up the gap in the women’s 100m race,” a release said on Friday.

Fraser-Pryce, who is still uncertain about her participation in the Kip Keino Classic on 13 May expressed her disappointment about missing the Botswana event, with the 36-year-old saying, “I was very excited to kick off my season in Botswana, and while it comes as a disappointment, I will unfortunately no longer be able to compete in the Golden Grand Prix due to a family emergency.”

Meanwhile, American sprint sensation, Sha’Carri Richardson, is still on schedule to compete at the meet and will feature in the women’s 200m event.

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets. She obtains a bachelor degree in Communication.

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