Can Fraser-Pryce make two more Olympic appearances?

By Ricardo Chambers & Donald Oliver May 21, 2020

The Commentators, Donald Oliver and Ricardo Chambers, as noted sports journalists, have been at the forefront of tracking the careers of sportsmen and women worldwide.

Today they look at the careers of legendary Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and tennis great, Serena Williams.

Both are in the twilight of their careers and looking to make one last hoorah but the impact of COVID-19 has forced them to wait for their last day in the sun.

For Fraser-Pryce, that means waiting until 2021 for the next Olympics and a World Championships the following two years and maybe one final Games in 2024.

Williams may be a different case with the number of Grand Slams that are being cancelled. That may see her opportunities to overtake Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams before she needs to call it quits.

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