Greatest female sprinter of all-time, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has made her intentions clear going into the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.
According to the “Pocket Rocket” known for her extremely explosive block starts, breaking her 10.70 seconds time at the upcoming Games in Tokyo remains her topmost priority.
The two-time Olympic 100m champion and four-time World Champion made this known during a media session yesterday ahead of today’s Diamond League race [100m] 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.”
According to the Jamaican sprint queen, the quality of the opponents she’s going to face in Japan will her break personal best.
“The harder the competitions are the better I am at performing,” she said.
“I like a challenge, I like when the competition is hot because, at the end of the day, that is what the Diamond League is about as well because when you are at a Diamond League you know the field is going to be good and it’s going to be solid.
“When you’re in a race and you’re the sole competitor that is doing well, the pressure is not there as if you if have competitors that are doing exceptionally well just like you, so for me, I think the bigger the field is the bigger I perform because I love the opportunity to rise and I think those are the opportunities I get when I compete in a field that’s stacked.”