Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce: Pregnant sprinter to miss World Athletics Championships

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica (right) beats Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands to win 100m gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing

Jamaica’s reigning 100m world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will miss this summer’s World Athletics Championships in London because she is pregnant.

The two-time 100m Olympic gold medallist and three-time world champion plans to return to action in 2018.

The 30-year-old sprinter said she had hoped to defend her title in London.

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