World’s Third Fastest Woman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Set to Finally Open Her 2023 Season

Published 06/16/2023, 12:30 AM EDT

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On the back of a stellar 2022, Shelly-Ann-Fraser-Pryce won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year last month. A year before that, she finished a 100-meter race in Lausanne, Switzerland in 10.60 seconds, making it the 3rd fastest ever. Fellow track legends Florence Griffith Joyner and Elaine Thomson-Herah at 10.49 and 10.54 respectively take the 1st and 2nd spot. Shelly-Ann-Fraser-Pryce’s overall records are enviable and they speak for themselves. While on a great run, the legendary track and field athlete had to bow out of two major athletics events this year, much to the dismay of her fans. However, she will be back on track next month at the Jamaica National Championships in Kingston, and as a fan rightly tweeted, she will look to win her 6th title then.

Shelly-Ann-Fraser-Pryce has won 5 world titles at the 100m sprinting event, making her the only sprinter to date to do so. A family commitment and a knee injury forced her out of the Botswana Grand Prix and the Kip Keino Classic respectively this year. But she will be looking to leave an impression at the Jamaica National Championships next month.

After a string of sit-outs, Shelly-Ann-Fraser-Pryce is back on track


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A tweet by Rori Dunk went, “The quest for her 6th title will start in Kingston, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce announces she will open her season at the Jamaican National Trials begin held July 6th-9th”. After back-to-back upsetting news of her sitting out of track events earlier this year, this was a refreshing change for every track and field fan. The 3-time Olympic gold medalist will soon be in action.


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He continued, “Everyone will be looking forward to seeing the world champion for the first time this season” along with two emojis of ‘hailing hands’ and ‘shaking hands’ respectively. It was as if Rori Dunk was speaking on behalf of every track and field fan, that they are eagerly looking forward to seeing Fraser-Pryce.

After years of committing herself to the sport, Fraser-Pryce still shows up with every bit of intent to give her best. In 2022, 14 years after she won her first Olympic gold medal in 100m at the Beijing Olympics, she turned up at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, and won medals at nearly most of the track events.

After more than 15 years, she is still looking to rule the track and field circuit


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Shelly-Ann-Fraser-Pryce won a gold medal at the 100-meter event, her fifth and the only one to do so. She also won two silver medals at the 200-meter and 4×100-meter events respectively. At age 36, after dominating the track circuit for nearly one-and-half decades, she is still looking at her best. This is why athletics fans are so eager to watch her run, and why the sporting world was upset when she had to pull out of two of them.


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In 2019, she became the first mother in 24 years to win the 100-meter gold at the World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar. It’s part of the reason why a couple of years ago when she was asked about hanging up her boots, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce brushed aside any rumors of retirement. If her belief in herself brought her this far, it is well within the expectations of any fan to watch her win another gold medal in the 100-meter event, taking her tally to 6.

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Tanmay Roy


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Tanmay Roy is a sports writer at EssentiallySports specializing in his coverage of the Olympics and other major American sporting events. His passion for sports was ignited by the early achievements of Michael Phelps, Pete Sampras, and John McEnroe. As a writer for EssentiallySports, Tanmay's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks, showcasing his ability to craft engaging and thought-provoking stories.
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