Shelly thinking about being the greatest mother

March 08, 2017

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she intends to return to track and field after she gives birth later this year.

The seven-time World Championships gold medal winner said that all of her focus heading into training for the 2017 season was getting healthy and putting herself in the best possible fitness to successfully defend her title in London.

"But life is filled with many blessings with God. So here I am thinking about being the greatest mother I can be with my biggest blessing and the promise God made me," the sprinting sensation said.

Fraser-Pryce took to social media this morning to announce that she is pregnant.

Fraser-Pryce, who won back-to-back gold medals in the 100m at the 2009, 2013 and 2015 World Championships, with a 200m podium topper also forming part of a tasty triple gold medal treat in 2013, will miss the Summer's instalment in London.

The 30 year-old posted a photo of herself on Instagram over the caption: "New chapter awaits, Hello Motherhood!!! See you soon ... #Motherhood2017 #HisWill #PrycelessJourney!!" complete with two baby emojis.

The superstar sprinter's post was followed by a number of congratulatory messages from fans and fellow athletes alike with Elaine Thompson, the current double Olympic sprint champion posting "I can't wait to hear aunty Elaine. Congratulations boo I'm excited."

"Thank you fans for your overwhelming support since my announcement," Fraser-Price later posted on Facebook.

"Thank you to my sponsors NIKE, GraceKennedy and Digicel for their unwavering support and a loyal fan base that's willing to join and share in my journey," added the sprinter.

Fraser-Pryce is Jamaica's leading female sprinter and is regarded as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

The two-time Olympic gold medal winner has won 16 medals at the senior world level.

She is married to long-time boyfriend Jason Pryce.