Two-time Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked the world’s quickest girls’s 100m in practically 33 years on Saturday and re-established herself as the favourite for a 3rd gold in Tokyo.
Fraser-Pryce, the Jamaican who received the 2019 World title getting back from childbirth, clocked 10.63 seconds at a meet in Kingston.
That’s the fourth-best time in historical past. Solely Florence Griffith Joyner went sooner — 10.49, 10.61 and 10.62, all in 1988.
Fraser-Pryce bettered the nationwide report of 10.70 that she shared with 2016 Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah.
Now 34, Fraser-Pryce bids this summer season to turn out to be the primary girl to win one particular person Olympic observe and subject occasion thrice, plus the oldest girl to win a person Olympic dash title.
Going into Saturday, the Olympic favourite gave the impression to be 21-year-old American Sha’Carri Richardson, who clocked 10.72, 10.74 and 10.77 to this point this spring.
Thompson-Herah ranks third on the earth this 12 months with a ten.78. Fraser-Pryce trailed each of them coming into Saturday with a ten.84 from final week.
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Behold this 10.63 (1.6) PR BOMB from World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
She’s now second quickest of all time behind solely Flo-Jo. Let the video games start! pic.twitter.com/U4UcyKngrS
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