Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has explained the reason that kept her out of the women´s 100m final at the Lausanne Diamond League in Switzerland on Friday, August 26.
The 35-year-old Fraser-Pryce was expected to line up against fellow Jamaicans Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shericka Jackson, USA’s Aleia Hobbs, Twanisha Terry and Tamari Davis, as well as Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast.
However, the fastest woman [Fraser-Pryce] over the distance this year, did not make the starting list but subsequently confirmed her withdrawal on her Facebook account.
“Had some discomfort in my hamstring a couple of days now and unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. As a precaution, my coach decided not to risk it at this point,” she said.
“Will have a few days to get some treatment before Brussels. I’m extremely disappointed that I won’t be able to compete tonight and I’m sure you all are as well. Thanks again for the support and encouragement.
“No matter how hard we prepare sometimes things just don’t go as planned. The last thing I want to do is gain an injury/ injure myself.”
In the end, it was Aleia Hobbs who won the race in 10.87 seconds as Shericka Jackson and Marie Josee Ta Lou finished second and third respectively.