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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

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.

Andre de Grasse at 2016 Harry Jerome Track Classic. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall/Athletics Illustrated

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.

Next up for both athletes and all Tokyo Olympic champions is the Zurich Diamond League meet finale>>

Full results from Chorsow are available here>>

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