Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 200m at 2019 Jamaica Trials

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is yet to decide if she will double at the Doha 2019 World Championships.

She finished second in both 100m and 200m at the Jamaica Trials over a week ago. She ran 10.73, the same time as winner Elaine Thompson in the 100m and 22.22 in the 200m. Thompson won with a world-leading 22.00

“I made the team to the World Championships in Doha, but I am not a 100 per cent sure yet if I am doing the double,” said Fraser-Pryce, winner of the 2013 World Championships sprint double.

However, Fraser-Pryce said: “My gold is to run very fast and be on the podium.”

The 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games 100m champion said she is working hard to get back to her best.

“For me, it’s trying to execute, especially my first 30 (meters). I am trying to cement getting back to my old start, so I am focused on that,” added the sprinter, nicknamed Mommy Rocket.

Fraser-Pryce, when asked, said she would want to be remembered as “the athlete who has never given up.”


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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