Fraser-Pryce appointed ambassador

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce poses for photographers with her national flag as she celebrates after winning gold in the women’s 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File

The Jamaican government has appointed two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as an Ambassador Special Envoy to the world.

Fraser-Pryce, who also has five World Championships gold medals to her credit, received the instruments of appointment during a brief ceremony recently at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for sports, Natalie Neita-Headley, described Fraser-Pryce as the perfect role model for young Jamaicans.

“Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is, of course, an excellent athlete who has done tremendously well, winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals and, of course, being recognized as the top female athlete in the world by the IAAF,” Neita-Headley said.

The Jamaican sprinter has also developed a local charity known as the pocket Rocket Foundation, which has been raising funds and contributing to student athletes and less fortunate children.

“I believe Shelly-Ann (Fraser-Pryce) has added significantly to Brand Jamaica and we are very proud to have her serve as Ambassador Special Envoy to the world,” Neita-Headley said.

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