Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 200m at 2019 Jamaica Trials
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 200m at 2019 Jamaica Trials

Track and field queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is expected to launch her Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games champaign on Saturday.

Fraser-Pryce, who won a record four world 100m titles, is set to run a special women’s 60m at the Milo Western Relays, set for GC Foster College in Spanish Town.

Shauna Helps and Jodean Williams are also expected to be in the field.

Jamaica’s most successful female sprinter won four world titles, Berlin 2009, Moscow 2013, Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019. She also won back-to-back Olympic Games 100m titles in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Rio 2016 brought bronze.

The meet will also act as a warmup for the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow set for 15 February. She will face World Indoor 60m champion Murielle Ahoure in the women’s 60m.

Fraser-Pryce has a personal best over 60m of 6.98, the eighth-fastest time in history. The time gave her gold at the World Indoor Championships, Sopot 2014.

Meanwhile, Asafa Powell, who opened his season at the New Balance Boston Indoor Grand Prix on 25 January, will run the men’s 60m dash.
Powell finished fifth in Boston with 6.71 in the men’s 60m won by Deme Kemp 6.50.

World long jump champion Tajay Gayle, Michael Bentley and Michael Campbell will join Powell in the men’s 60m.


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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.