“Queen”: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Forces Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, Fred Kerley, and Other Track Stars to Give Her the Ultimate Crown With Blazing Performance at World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022

Published 07/17/2022, 11:54 PM EDT

In the world of track and field, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce carries herself as one of the greatest. Now, she is among the most decorated sprinters of all time. Winning her fifth gold medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, the Pocket Rocket again showed her dominance. The race saw her finishing with a time of 10.67 seconds. Many track and field icons like Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix reacted to her performance on social media.

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Fraser-Pryce won hearts at Oregon by pushing at 35. Significantly, this is the third time she set a time of 10.67 seconds this year, and it is an incredible achievement. As usual, the speedy Jamaicans dominated the top 3. Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Shericka Jackson finished second, while gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah finished third.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce claims gold as Bolt reacts

The legendary Bolt took to social media to appreciate the greatness of his homeland athletes. Apart from Shelly-Ann, Jackson set 10.73, her personal best in the 100-meter. However, it proved out to be a poor outing for Thompson-Herah, who finished with a time of 10.81 and claimed the bronze.

But, Usain Bolt loved the victory and tweeted his reply stating1 2 3″ with three Jamaican flags at the end. He also posted a story for them on Instagram, congratulating the three sprinters. Other athletes like Allyson Felix, Fred Kerley, and many more posted their thoughts on social media. 

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Fraser-Pryce completed dominated the race from start to finish. She started off the blocks at lightning pace and consistently sprinted to the finish line in full flow. Therefore, her victory was convincing and one of the most iconic in recent times. US track and field sprinter Gabby Thomas showed her appreciation by posting a tweet about Fraser-Pryce’s dominance. Thomas also appreciated the American girls who competed in the race.

Plaudits came in thick and fast as former sprinter Michael Johnson interviewed her after the race. Johnson stressed about the five World Championship gold medals and was pleased to see the sprint queen at the helm. Johnson himself won four gold medals in his signature 400-meter but never won five.

Fred Kerley and Allyson Felix appreciate Pocket Rocket

Likewise, the 100-meter men’s champion Fred Kerley acknowledged Fraser-Pryce’s performance in the 100-meter competition. Kerley won the race and posted 9.86 seconds in the final to bring home his first gold medal at the Worlds. Hence, he posted Shelly-Ann’s time in his tweet.

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Another legend to appreciate her is Allyson Felix. She competed in her last track and field meet and retired in style by winning a bronze medal. Felix is one of the most decorated athletes in the world and is a queen of track and field. However, she shares that name with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

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What the future looks like for the Jamaican is unknown. At 35, she shows no signs of slowing down. If she could get to the 2024 Paris Olympics and win again, then she is arguably going down as the greatest sprinter of all time. Well, is she the greatest sprinter in the world right now, beating Usain Bolt?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Post Graduation in 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 power forward, the respect he deserves.

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