There Will Be More; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Wants to Run Much Faster Before Retiring

Published 08/27/2021, 9:24 AM 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


After her successful campaign at Tokyo Olympics 2020, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been in her best form. After the record-breaking mega-event, the world’s best athletes have been competing at the Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce recently clinched the silver medal at the mega-quadrennial games. From 10.74 seconds time in the 100m race at Tokyo, Shelly-Ann has bettered her game with her breathtaking performance at Lausanne.

34-year-old Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce still not satisfied

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At the Diamond League meet, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann defeated the Olympic gold medalist Thompson-Herah. Shelly-Ann was a star at the meet as she clocked her personal best time.

Jamaica’s Thompson-Herah clinched the gold medal at Tokyo with 10.61 seconds. Notably, Shelly-Ann finished the Diamond League race with the incredible and personal best time of 10.60. Whereas Thompson finished at the second position with 10.64 time.

100m Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann has been improving her personal records consistently. However, the 34-year-old athlete is still aiming for better.

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

After defeating the 2020 Olympic gold medalist Thompson, Shelly-Ann claimed that she still doesn’t think it was her best run. In conversation with BBC, the Jamaican athlete said she wants to break into the 10.5 timing.

Shelly-Ann said, “Believe it or not, I have still not run my best race – I know there is more to give. I still need to work further on perfecting my technique. There will be more from me this season. My goal is to break into the 10.50-range.”

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Jamaican athlete is the third-fastest woman in the 100m race

After her stellar run at the Diamond League meet, Shelly-Ann has established a record. She is now the world’s third-fastest woman in the 100m race with the 10.60 time.

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Interestingly, the 100m world record has not been broken since 1988. American athlete Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the record at 10.49 seconds. Whereas Olympic record holder Elaine Thompson is the second fastest with 10.54 seconds’ time.

Athletics – Diamond League – Lausanne – Lausanne, Switzerland – August 26, 2021 Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the women’s 100m final as Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah looks dejected after finishing second REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

From 10.74 to 10.60, Shelly-Ann has bettered her performance within a month. Jamaican women have been dominating the 100m race, the sprinting stars clean swept the 100m race at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Elaine Thompson is known as the 100m race queen, and Shelly-Ann has successfully defeated her.

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Notably, at 34 Shelly seems to be unstoppable as her performance graph is in the upward direction. Interestingly, she is just one year younger than the Olympic legend, Usain Bolt. Her goal to reach 10.5 timing doesn’t seem unrealistic with her incredible speed.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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