August 18, 2008

Shelly-Ann Fraser Wins The Gold

At 21 years of age, Shelly-Ann Fraser won a gold medal for Jamaica in the women's 100m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Because her team-mates, Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart, tied for second place, Olympic history was made. No other country in the world has had three athletes on the medal podium for the 100m event.

When Shelly-Ann was asked to reveal the secret of the team's success and she replied, "Reggae Power!"

Again, we thank you, Jah, for the courage and dedication of our Jamaican athletes who are making all Jamaicans feel proud.

Shelly-Ann, left; Kerron, center; Sherone, right

(The delay in getting this posted is courtesy of Tropical Storm Fay and JPS, Jamaica Powerless Service. We have had no electricity.)

6 Shared Thoughts:

Di said...

I saw this on the news! So awesome!!!

LADY ROOTS said...

Yes, Sistren Di, Our young Jamaican women are indeed awesome. So glad you are getting coverage of Jamaica's Olympic success.
Stop by again soon for another visit.
Bless Up,
Lady Roots
p.s. How's the 100 things coming along?

ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

The Jamaican trifecta!!Totally brilliant!!

LADY ROOTS said...

Idren Esteban,

Once again Jamaica makes her mark on the world!

What an amazing 144 square miles of real estate we have here! Our athletes, our musicians, our chefs, our scholars all make international impact. Wi likkle, but wi tallawah!

Bless Up,
Lady Roots

tropicalmalibu said...

woww i loved your blog, found it through blogcatologe. My bestfriend is from jamaica aswell, we watched all the olympics together and my favorite jamaican athlete was Shelly. I read your other posts aswell. I will be following your blog now on hope you visit me as well and give some feedback. I'm going to add you to my blog list and favorites on blogcataloge. Take care, hope you have a great day.

Shannell

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Shanell,

Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. Please bring your friends the next time you visit.

I will stop by your blog also.

Bless Up,
Lady Roots