Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Lowers 100m World Leading Time

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce now has the fastest time in the women’s 100 meters this year, after clocking 10.86 seconds to win at the sixth Velocity fest meet held in Kingston on Saturday.

The easy win saw her improve on her 10.87 seconds, which was previously the fastest time, set at a local meet on August 8.

The 33-year-old sprinter got out to a fast start in the race on Saturday and was ahead by 20 meters to win ahead of sprint hurdler Megan Tapper who ran a season’s best of 11.82 seconds. Another Jamaican who also had an impressive meet was world and Olympic 400m hurdles champion Melaine Walker, who placed third in the same race in 12.85, in what was her first competitive race in years.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, the double Olympic champion, was second overall as she won her section in 10.92sec, the fourth-best time of the year and her second-fastest time over 100m.

The top three fastest women;s 100m times this year have all been set in August, by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on August 22, Thompson-herah (10.88) on August 8 and American sprinter, Sha’Carri Richardson (10.95) on August 10.

Fraser-Pryce, however, now owns three of the top seven times run in the world so far this season, all in Jamaica. Her fastest time and fourth fastest ever, of 10.70sec, was also set in Jamaica in 2012.

The two-time Olympic champion and four-time world champion Fraser-Pryce has indicated that Saturday’s run might be her last for 2020 as she looks forward to the possibility of the Olympic Games in the summer of 2021.


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