Jamaican sprinter and two-time Olympic champion – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has underlined her sprinting credentials and perhaps proven why she deserves the ‘Sprint Nanny’ accolade.
The reigning world champion [Fraser-Pryce] clocked 10.63 seconds at the JAAA Olympic Destiny Series at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, becoming the second-fastest female 100m sprinter in history behind the late Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 10.49 seconds, set in 1988.
Fraser-Pryce who shared the previous national record [10.70 sec] with Elaine Thompson-Herah is now the fastest Jamaican woman and has updated the world fastest time sheet.
Below is the leading world fastest athletes [women’s 100m]:
Florence Griffith-Joyner – 10.49 seconds
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – 10.63 seconds
Carmelita Jeter – 10.64 seconds
Marion Jones – 10.65 seconds
Elaine Thompson-Herah – 10.70 seconds
The six-time Olympic medallist began the year quietly plugging 11.51 seconds [4th], behind Dina Asher-Smith [1st], Sha’Carri Richardson [2nd], and Marie-Josee Ta-Lou at the Gateshead Diamond League last month.
She, however, returned in the following week to win the women’s 100m [10.84 sec] at the Diamond League meeting in Doha before flying down to Kingston to participate in yesterday’s Olympic Destiny Series to coast her best time ever. Natasha Morrison came second in 10.95 seconds whiles Kashieka Cameron finished third with 11.39 seconds.