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Greatest female sprinter of all-time, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is hoping to crown her illustrious career with one more golden performance at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Fraser-Pryce, a six-time Olympic medallist rose to prominence at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she became the first Caribbean woman to win gold in the 100 m

The “Pocket Rocket” became only the third sprinter in history to defend an Olympic 100m title at the 2012 London Olympics.

She returned to the Games the following season and won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the first female sprinter to win 100m medals at three consecutive Olympics – Beijing, London, and Rio.

Fraser-Pryce has not hidden her intentions going to her fourth Olympics in Japan despite the glaring threat from her compatriots – Elaine Thompson-Herah, Sha’Carri Richardson, and Dina Asher-Smith.

The Jamaican sprint queen revealed prior to and after her 100m race at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday, saying that she is hoping to be on the podium again in Tokyo and possibly break her 10.70 seconds record.

“It’s gonna be the final Olympic appearance so I hope it will be good.

“The last three Olympics I went to, I was able to stand on the podium, and I’m hoping to be able to make it there again God’s willing.

Photo finish as Fraser-Pryce beat Blessing Okagbare to win the women’s 100m race in Doha
“Having been on the podium so many times, if I am honest, I am really looking forward to being on the podium, which is good for me, but I think this time around I am looking forward to running below 10.70 seconds.

“That is definitely a big dream and something that I am working hard towards.

“To have both [medal and time] would definitely be a blessing, but if you ask me which one I would rank higher I would definitely say I want to run 10.6 or even faster.

“That is definitely what I want but to have the combination would be good so I am working towards the combination as well.”

Fraser-Pryce is one of the most decorated athletes in history when it comes to the World Athletics Championships with 12 medals, winning ten gold [including one indoor title] and two silver.

In fact, she is the only person to win four world titles in the 100 m—in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019. Her win in 2019 at the age of 32 made her the oldest female sprinter, and the first mother in 24 years, to claim a global 100 m title. In 2013, she became the first woman to sweep the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m at a single World Championship, and was voted the IAAF World Athlete of the Year.

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