Two-time Olympic champion – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce coasted an enviable 11:00 seconds to win the women’s 100 metres at the Velocity Fest meeting in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday.
Despite a stiff -2.2m/s headwind, the four-time world champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce managed to beat the previous fastest time in the world this year [11.05] seconds, set by American Sha’Carri Richardson in Montverde, Florida on July 4.
The Jamaican pocket rocket [Fraser-Pryce] ran ahead of Shashalee Forbes [second] on 11.49 seconds, Anthonique Strachan [third] on 11.84 seconds and Indian sprinter Srabani Nanda who finished fourth on 11.88 seconds.
Fraser-Pryce became the oldest woman [32yrs] and second mother in history to win gold in the 100 metres at a global championships when he clocked 10.71 seconds to win gold at the 2019 World Athletic Championships in Doha.
Born in Kingston, Fraser-Pryce is the only sprinter to become world champion over 100m four times. That is, 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019.She is also the only woman to achieve a “sprint triple” at a single World Championship event, winning gold in the 100 metres, 200 metres, as well as the 4 × 100 relay.