Six-time Olympic medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce cried the day she found out she was pregnant, anticipating the difficulties of not only returning to the track after childbirth, but also dealing with doubts from critics and the media that she'd return to her former prowess. Safe to say no one's questioning her now.
Shelly-Ann blazed off the starting blocks to win the 100-metre sprint and, at 32, became the oldest woman to win the world title in that event. Her dominance is unprecedented: She's the only athlete, male or female, to win the 100-metre world championship four times. A few days later, she ran the second leg of the women's 4x100-metre relay and helped Jamaica secure its fifth gold in that event. In a sweet moment after her history-making 100-metre win, Shelly-Ann's son Zyon joined her on the track for a victory lap.
"When I found out I was pregnant, of course I was a nervous wreck," Shelly-Ann told NBC Sports afterwards, holding a sleeping Zyon as she talked. "I was like, ok, what am I going to do?" Her successful return is "just a testament to hard work and dedication," Shelly-Ann said. "[Zyon] has definitely been my strength, my source of hope. I go home [after] having a hard day at practice, I am able to see Zyon, and it makes everything easier."