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UTech, Ja Sprint Queens – Elaine Thompson & Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce August 15, 2016

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Changing of The Guard

On Saturday, August 13th, 2016  Elaine Thompson, University of Technology, Jamaica  (UTech, Ja) Student, Member of the Jamaican Olympic Team to Rio Olympics 2016 (100 M, 200 M & 4 x 100 M Relay Events) became the Fastest Woman in the World. Elaine won the 100 M Women’s Final in a time of 10.71 s, two places ahead of Jamaica’s favourite Sprint Queen, and also an University of Technology, Jamaica Alumna, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Shelly-Ann, came third with a bronze medal. Shelly-Ann is the first Jamaican woman to win the 100 M Olympic Gold Medal, which she did in Beijing, China 2008, and defended it in London, England 2012.  She was well poised to create history by becoming the first woman to defend her Olympic title in three consecutive Olympics, had she won the 100 M. However, plagued by a toe injury, she maintained good composure, fought valiantly to defend her title, and medalled for Jamaica, earning even greater respect and admiration of Jamaicans and the World.

The University of Technology, Jamaica Alumni Community extends sincere CONGRATULATIONS TO Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce! We are excited by your success, and wait with anticipation for even greater achievements from you both!

“Excellence Through Knowledge!”





University of Technology, Jamaica
Alumni Relations Manager



1. Anonymous - August 16, 2016

Congratulations to these outstanding and beautiful ladies

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