Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson nominated for prestigious sporting honors

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ATHLETICS Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson nominated for prestigious sporting honors

Festus Chuma 17:09 - 30.11.2023

Two track legends sprint their way into top award nominations, vying for recognition in the sporting pantheon.

Five-time world 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Two-time World 200m champion Shericka Jackson are once again taking center stage, not on the track but in the prestigious arena of sports awards.

The excitement is building as the nominees for the 2023 RJRGleaner Communications Group National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards were officially unveiled by Mike Fennell, chairman of the Selection Committee, at a press conference held at the TVJ studios in Jamaica.

As reported by the Jamaican Gleaner, the competition is fierce, but these two phenomenal athletes are undoubtedly the stars of the show. 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, often dubbed the "Pocket Rocket," has consistently proven her dominance in the world of sprinting, clinching the title of five-time world 100m champion. 

On the other hand, we have Shericka Jackson, the two-time world 200m champion, whose graceful stride and unparalleled athleticism have captivated fans worldwide. 

The battle for the coveted title of Sportswoman of the Year is fierce, with other incredible nominees including Rushell Clayton, Jhaniele Fowler, and Danielle Williams. However, Fraser-Pryce and Jackson's remarkable achievements place them firmly in the spotlight.

Similarly, the competition for Sportsman of the Year is intense, featuring outstanding contenders like Tajay Gayle, Jaheel Hyde, and Hansle Parchment.

But it is clear that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson have set the bar high with their impressive track records.

Shericka Jackson's electrifying clocking of 21.41 seconds to secure victory in the women's 200 meters and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's unrelenting pursuit of excellence as a Five-time world 100m champion have not only brought glory to Jamaica but have also inspired aspiring athletes worldwide.

In addition to their individual achievements, these remarkable athletes have been nominated for the People's Choice Awards, showcasing their incredible impact and popularity among sports enthusiasts.

 Shericka Jackson's stunning 200-meter victory and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's consistent world-class performances have undoubtedly earned them the admiration and support of fans around the globe.

The much-anticipated awards ceremony is set to take place at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on January 19, 2024.

It is worth noting that last year, sprint icon Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Commonwealth Games 110m-hurdles champion Rasheed Broadbell claimed the titles of Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year, respectively.

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