Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce wants to make history in Rio

The Jamaican runner expects to become the first woman in wining three Olympic medals in the 100 meters race. Known as Pocket Rocket, she is one of the best female runners to have participated in the Olympic Games, and in Rio de Janeiro she may set her name as one of the greats of track and field. “I feel mixed emotions when I remember my first Olympics (Beijing 2008),” Fraser-Pryce said. “I was not among the favorites to even win a medal there and yet I won the gold. Then at the London Olympics in 2012, as defending champion, there were great expectations of me and I was still able to win the 100m gold medal. For the Rio 2016 Games, I hope that everything will be good and golden for me.”

Shelly-Ann  is an all together quieter – and smaller – presence. Standing just 1.53m tall, than her male equivalent, Usain Bolt and she says she likes her nickname, Pocket Rocket. In fact, she likes the name so much that she has used it for the non-profit organisation she has set up off the track. The Pocket Rocket Foundation seeks to spread Olympic ideals and looks to fund the studies of promising young athletes who struggle to afford school fees, as she did growing up. 

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During the past 22 years Yndiana Montes has worked in numerous activities, including participation in trade fairs, conferences, media and regional tourism companies in order to make known to all of South America and Brazil, natural beauty and good practices the different actors in the Caribbean tourism industry. Sustainability actions of governments, communities, institutions and organizations are outlined here in, a media outlet serving the tourism industry, which for many years has been a pioneer in spreading throughout Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean Likewise, the positive actions that take place in the region and promote sustainable development practices.