Multiple Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has earmarked an October return to training, after giving birth to her first child, a son, in August.Looking forward to 2018 She told the Jamaica Observer newspaper that she is yet to work out a training schedule with longtime coach Stephen Francis, but is looking forward to a competitive comeback in 2018.“I know I am resuming training next month; not sure when will be the exact time, but I know its next month. I have not really sat down with coach as yet to decide what we do, [but] my head is in the game right now,” she said.The diminutive Fraser-Pryce is the 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100 meters gold medalist; she also won the 200 meters at the London Games five years ago.Took break from circuitAfter discovering she was pregnant, she took a break from the circuit following last year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.“…I am just excited…and looking forward to coming back,” she told the Observer.Fraser-Pryce, 30, stole hearts at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China when she stunned track pundits to win the 100 meters ahead of more favored runners including her compatriot Sherone Simpson and American Lauryn Williams.She won a bronze medal behind countrywoman and MVP team-mate Elaine Thompson in the Rio Olympics in 2017.Aware of challengesThe sprinter is aware of the challenges of making a comeback after pregnancy. “I am a new mother, so I am taking care of that responsibility and looking forward to resuming training and looking forward to next year, but I will be taking it a step at a time,” she said.Read more on Shelly-Ann’s pregnancy here: https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/caribbean-breaking-news-featured/shelly-ann-miss-london-world-champs-due-pregnancy/
This week’s home highlight is a trio of junior national league play-off games at WISE on Saturday. The Under-18s Premier team will tip things off at 12noon against Thames Valley Cavaliers. The Under-14 Premier team follow against Milton Keynes Trojans at 2.15pm. The Under-16s Premier team are last to play, hosting Team Birmingham Elite at 4.30pm.
Mississippi State couldn’t close in Tulane which resulted in its 18th straight road loss. The Bulldogs tied the game with 2:36 remaining but didn’t score again in their 59-54 loss on Saturday.MSU drops to 5-2 on the season. Rick Ray is now 1-21 in road games as Mississippi State’s head coach. His only win came in his first season with the team.Trivante Bloodman made a layup to tie the game at 54-54. The Green Wave scored four straight to win the game. MSU missed three free throws down the stretch. It also missed on all five of its shot attempts in the final 2:36.Travis Daniels led Mississippi State with 13 points and nine rebounds.Gavin Ware and Roquez Johnson were the only other Bulldogs to finish in double digits with 11 and 10 points respectively.MSU’s leading scorer from a season ago, Craig Sword, only played two minutes. The ESPN broadcast said the junior was dealing with flu-like symptoms. Sword has played in only two games this season as he recovered from back surgery.Mississippi State is off for a week before returning to action next Saturday at Oregon State.
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