There will always be a place in history for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won the women’s 100-meter event in 10.62 seconds on Wednesday at the Monaco Diamond League. Thus, Fraser-Pryce established herself as the first female athlete to run a 100-meter dash in less than 10.7 seconds on no fewer than six separate occasions in the same season.
The current women’s 100-meter world record is held by American Olympic legend Florence Griffith-Joyner, who set it in 1988 with a time of 10.49 seconds. As of right now, Griffith-Joyner has the fastest time ever recorded, beating out Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica and Dawn Fraser-Pryce of the United Kingdom. In contrast to the world record, which is the best result ever achieved in the event, Fraser-current Pryce’s season best time is the best time ever achieved in the event this season.
On Wednesday, Fraser-Pryce triumphed in a close race, ultimately taking first place by a full meter. Along with Fraser-Pryce, teammate Shericka Jackson also established a new personal best, clocking in at 10.71 seconds. Marie-Josée Ta Lou of Ivory Coast finished third with a time of 10.72 seconds.
“Indeed, this is quite remarkable. Keeping the pace constant at such a high level is extremely challenging. I’m well into my thirties, and I still feel like I have a lot to offer “A quote from Fraser-Pryce following the race on CNN.
Fraser-Pryce has had an impressive career despite being sidelined for two years. When she gave birth to her son Zyon in 2017, she had to have an emergency C-section.
At the World Championships in July, Fraser-Pryce set a new record by winning for the fifth time in a row.
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