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Fraser-Pryce sends Olympic warning with 10.63 for 100m

Jamaican dash star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce grew to become the second quickest lady in historical past on Saturday, clocking a world-leading 10.63 seconds (1.3m/sec) for the 100m on the Olympic Future assembly in Kingston.

The 34-year-old reigning world and two-time Olympic 100m champion obliterated the sphere on the Nationwide Stadium, ending a number of metres away from her closest rival.

Solely late US sprinting star Florence Griffith-Joyner, who holds the world report of 10.49sec, has run quicker.

Fraser-Pryce’s time smashed the earlier 2021 world-leading time of 10.72sec set by Sha’Carri Richardson of the USA in March.

Fraser-Pryce had shared the Jamaican nationwide report with Elaine Thompson-Herah at 10.70 seconds and she or he had a season’s finest 10.84 seconds coming into the meet, organized by the Jamaica Olympic Affiliation and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Affiliation.

After getting off to a bullet-like begin, Fraser-Pryce ran away from the sphere to win by an enormous margin, with Natasha Morrison a distant second in 10.95 seconds and Kashieka Cameron third on 11.39.

Fraser-Pryce, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m champion, was operating her fourth 100m for the season and as stunned by her time because the small gathering on the stadium.

“Actually, no, I wasn’t popping out right here to run that quick,” she stated. “Thank God that I end wholesome.”

She stated she was in a position to calm down and run as “there was no stress — simply wished to get another race in earlier than the nationwide trials.”

Fraser-Pryce did trace, nevertheless, that she will be able to run quicker with the Olympics approaching.

“If I’m able to run 10.6 now and trials is a while away, this yr I simply wished to interrupt the ten.7 barrier so now I can concentrate on making the workforce to the Olympics,” she stated.

Fraser-Pryce, who handed People Marion Jones (10.65) and Carmelita Jeter (10.64) on the all-time record, stated Saturday’s race ought to be taken in context.

“It is one a part of the method,” she stated. “I am unable to get too complacent as I nonetheless need to make the nationwide workforce on the nationwide trials.”

Solely the highest three finishers within the occasion on the Jamaican Championships set for June 24-27 might be chosen to run the 100 metres on the Tokyo Olympics set for July.

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