Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Could Join US Track Legend Allyson Felix in Setting This Rare Record at Paris Olympics 2024

Published 09/01/2021, 12:11 PM EDT
Athletics – Diamond League – Lausanne – Lausanne, Switzerland – August 26, 2021 Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the women’s 100m final REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


An athletics legend, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is on fire right now. Despite being 34, she continues to put in an incredible effort in all her races. The Tokyo Olympics saw her win a gold and silver medal in the track events. The next question being posed is whether she will follow the same path as Allyson Felix, and compete in her fifth Olympic games.

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Some cryptic messages suggest she will.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to compete in Paris 2024?

Ever since her debut in Beijing 2008, Fraser-Pryce has put herself firmly on the map.

Winning a gold medal in the 100-meter race of both Beijing and London cemented her legacy as one of the greats. Significantly, she set the third-fastest time in women’s 100-meter race history to solidify her position as one of the greatest. Now, Paris 2024 is on her mind as she mentioned in a cryptic post on Twitter.

The comment sent waves of curiosity amongst athletics fans as they hope to see her competing in France.

The first name that comes to our minds is Allyson Felix. After making her debut in the 2004 Athens Olympics, the sprinter performed well in Tokyo and won two medals. Can Fraser-Pryce target Paris, and equal her record?

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Even though Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson compete well, Fraser-Pryce has been doing it consistently for a long time. Thompson-Herah has won two consecutive medals but Fraser-Pryce beat her recently at the Diamond League meet in Lausanne. She set a time of 10.60 which became the third-fastest time in the 100-meter race.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 4 x 100m Relay – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 6, 2021. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica before competing REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

The Jamaican trio has been raising the bar for athletes across the world. Thompson-Herah, Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson are expected to take the top three positions in their races. However, Fraser-Pryce’s longevity must be applauded.

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Setting record-breaking times at 34 is an incredible feat. Fans shouldn’t be surprised if they see her roaming around the streets of Paris in 2024.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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