Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and 8 other successful sporting mothers

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce claimed gold in the women’s 100 metres in Doha on Sunday evening – her fourth world title over the distance, and her first as a mother.

The 32-year-old Jamaican, who gave birth to son Zyon two years ago, finished in 10.71 seconds, pipping Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith into second place.

“The females keep showing up,” Fraser-Pryce told the BBC after the race while holding Zyon. “Hoping that I can give inspiration to all the women who are thinking about starting a family or currently starting a family and wondering if they can come back.”

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I always knew my talents were from God, so I am always mindful to do it first for Him but then He gave me another reason: Zyon. ? be still ?? . This little king ? holds so much meaning for me and it’s extra special because it came from love, true love. He came into my life and made me a better ?, not just a mommy rocket but one that continues to go higher, in the good times and in the bad: against the tides of uncertainty, he keeps me focused and fuels me. . Who would have thought that this change would be such a blessing ?, a constant reminder that I can do it despite the odds. As humans we push ahead, we have an internal power to take unusual steps, that’s how we are made. We find a place, a passion or even a challenge that miraculously feeds us. We do it for those around us, our families, friends and partners and we get up every day and try to be better for them and get something rare and real in return! . Zyon challenges me not only to be a better person, mother, friend, entrepreneur and athlete but just an all round better me. One that can look myself in the mirror at the end of every day and say I did my best! . What is it that inspires you to do and be?? Let’s share ?? #BecomingExtraOrdinary #WomenAreRareandSpecial #LessonsfromZyon #Growth #ReflectionsofMotherhood

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2. Margaret Court

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(Steve Paston/PA)

3. Laura Kenny

 Great Britain's Laura Kenny celebrates winning gold in the women's elimination race at the 2018 European Championships
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4. Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill at the start of the Vitality London 10000.
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5. Serena Williams

Serena Williams reacts during the women's singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledo
(Steven Paston/PA)

6. Jo Pavey

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7. Dame Sarah Storey

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8. Paula Radcliffe

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