Disgruntled Fraser-Pryce threatens to quit athletics

Published: 18 November, 2013 01:18 IST | IANS |

Jamaica's world champion female sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has threatened to boycott competing in a bid to get more attention for athletes on the island.

Fraser-Pryce believes that Jamaican athletes should continue to pressure the authorities to draw attention to their concerns.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“If there are certain things that are not up to standard, then that’s the thing (not competing) we have to do because if we don’t run, they will start to do things,” said Fraser-Pryce.

“If it comes down to actually not competing to make sure that things are up to scratch when it comes to facilities and different things in Jamaica, then I would (not run).”

The Olympic champion also expressed her dissatisfaction with the lack of support from local officials during criticism of Jamaica’s anti-doping fiasco.

“You read articles and listen to persons make accusations and say all kinds of stuff about Jamaica and its athletes and there is no one there to get up, take a microphone and say, ‘What you are saying is a lie’,” she said. 

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