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Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the second-fastest, 100m sprinter of all time, after racing to a 10.63 finish time in Kingston, Jamaica.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist passed American Carmelita Jeter on the all-time list. Jeter who is now third has run as fast as 10.64. The world record is held by American Florence Griffith-Joyner with her 10.49 performance.
Behold this 10.63 (1.6) PR BOMB from World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.— Ato Boldon (@AtoBoldon) June 5, 2021
She’s now second fastest of all time behind only Flo-Jo. Let the games begin! pic.twitter.com/U4UcyKngrS
Fraser-Pryce who won gold during the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships took time down to become a mother in 2017. The 34-year-old’s Olympic wins took place at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games.
The race may be some foreshadowing for the sprinting world in advance of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Her national record was improved from 10.70 from the same meet in 2012. She also picked up a silver medal in the 200m event during the 2012 London Olympic Games and is a two-time Olympic medallist in the 4 x 100m relay team. Fraser-Pryce is an 11-time World Athletics Championships medalist, nine of those are gold, dating back as far as the 2009 Berlin Championships.