Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the third most outstanding female athlete of all-time.

According to readers of Athletics Weekly, only Tirunesh Dibaba and Fanny Blankers-Koen ranked higher than Fraser-Pryce.

The results of the poll were published on Thursday (3 Dec) in the magazine’s December edition.

Ethiopian long-distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba finished atop with 31.1 per cent ahead of Fanny Blankers-Koen 25.7.

Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica’s sprint darling, finished third best with 18.9 per cent of the votes.

Fraser-Pryce won two Olympic Games 100m gold medals, back-to-back in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. She finished third, running with a niggle, in Rio 2016.

She won nine World Championships medals, among them four 100m and one 200m.

Fraser-Pryce also won at the World Indoor (60m) and the Commonwealth Games (4x100m).

She has personal best times of 10.70, which is the Jamaican 100m record she shares with Elaine Thompson-Herah, and 22.09 (200m). Her 60m best is 6.98s.


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