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Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Canadian Andre De Grasse both won their respective races at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial meet in Chorzow, Poland on Sunday.
Fraser-Pryce clocked a time of 10.81. It was a clear and decisive win over second-place finisher Switzerland’s, Mujinga Kambundji, who finished in the time of 11.08. Taking third was Great Britain’s Daryll Neita with an 11.15-second performance.
Fraser-Pryce, at age 34, is having one of the best seasons of her career. She took a pass on the Brussels Diamond League meet last week, citing fatigue. However, she will be racing on Thursday in Zurich during the Diamond League finale.
Fraser-Pryce has finished in a medal position several times this summer including winning a silver during the Tokyo Olympic Games, as part of the Jamaican sweep that continued through several Diamond League meets. Thursday, Fraser-Pryce will renew her rivalry with teammates Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson.
Fraser-Pryce is an eight-time Olympic medallist with three golds, four silvers, and a bronze. The Kingston native has picked up 11 World Athletics Championships medals. She is a member of the 4 x 100m relay team that earned gold and set the national record in Tokyo at 41.02 with teammates Thompson-Herah, Shericka Jackson, and Briana Williams.
Andre de Grasse
Canadians went 1-2 in Chorsaw in the 200m event, with de Grasse winning in the time of 20.21. Jerome Blake took second in the time of 20.32. Filippo Tortu of Italy clocked a 20.40 performance for third.
Blake was part of the Canadian 4 x 100m relay team that earned a bronze medal in Tokyo, along with de Grasse, Brendon Rodney, and Aaron Brown.
De Grasse earned two bronze and one gold medal in Tokyo. He improved on his own Canadian 200m record with a 19.62 performance. In addition to the 200m and 4 x 100m medals, he also finished third in the 100m clocking a 9.89-second run. He now owns four bronze one silver and one Olympic gold medal from the 2016 Rio and 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympic Games.
He is a member of the national record-holding 4 x 100m relay team from Rio with their 37.64 clocking. He also owns the 200m and 100-yard national records. The 100-yard run is considered a national best, rather than a record. The metric conversation to 91.44m resulted in a finish time of 9.30 seconds.
The 26-year-old has also racked up four world championship medals from the 2015 Beijing and the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships. He is a nine-time Diamond League winner. The Scarborough, Ontario native has also captured four national titles and is a two-time NCAA champion for the University of Southern California Trojans.