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Pocket Rocket jetting for glory

Sports 05 Jul, 2021 Follow News

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is in electric form

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce looks certain to be the one to beat for women’s gold in the sprints at the Tokyo Olympics later this month.

Fraser-Pryce established a lifetime best 21.79 seconds to win the 200 metres final and wrap up the sprint double at the Jamaica National Championships at the National Stadium last Sunday.

The two-time Olympic Games 100m gold medallist, who romped home in the 100m final in 10.71 seconds, won ahead of Shericka Jackson (21.82 secs) and defending Olympic Games 200m gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah (22.02 secs) in an identical repeat of the 100m placing.

Only a month ago, at the same venue the 34-year-old “Pocket Rocket” became the fastest woman alive when she posted a magnificent 10.63 secs in the 100m at the Jamaica Destiny Series.

“We have two other amazing ladies for Jamaica and the pool and the depth in sprinting that we have you can't focus on one person, you have to go out there and work hard. You have to stay committed and dedicated,” Fraser-Pryce said.

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