NEW YORK – World sprint double Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has withdrawn from this weekend’s Adidas Grand Prix, the 6th stop in the IAAF Diamond League Series.
Fraser-Pryce, who finished 8th in the last two Diamond League meets, Eugene 200m in 23.06 and 11.19 in Rome over 100m, is recovering from a left foot injury.
In a Week's Worth of adidas Grand Prix News, sent by the organizers, they confirmed on Monday, “we're sorry to report that Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, working to regain top fitness after a minor injury earlier this season, has withdrawn from the meet.”
“Shelly-Ann, best of luck for the rest of the season, and we hope to see you next year,” the Adidas Grand Prix News said of the two-time Olympic Games 100m champion.
Earlier, Fraser-Pryce pulled out the Shanghai meeting in May and Penn Relays in April. She ran only the 4x200m at the World Relays in Bahamas.
Two days before Rome, she won the 100m at the fourth edition of the Galà dei Castelli International meeting in Bellinzona, Switzerland, on Tuesday (3 June) in 11.21.
She was quoted as saying after Bellinzona, “In Eugene my body did not respond. I felt a left leg problem.”
"I have not had a perfect start to the season but it’s not a championship year,” she said.