Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to double down at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

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Thirty-two-year-old Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will double up during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games by competing in both the 100-metre and 200m sprints. Tokyo will be her fourth and final Olympic Games.

Fraser-Pryce became international news in 2008 when she became the first Jamaican woman to win Olympic gold in the 100m event during the Beijing, China games.

Eleven years later, at the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships, she became the oldest woman to win global championships gold in the sprint event.

The four-time world champion and Kingston native is the second only female to hold Olympic and World Championship golds at the same time.

The “Pocket Rocket” holds the fourth-fastest 100m all-time, which is a national record at 10.70. She has run 22.09 in the 200m and 6.98 in indoors at the 60m distance.

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