Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the second-fastest woman in history on this day, 5 June 2021.
At the JOA/JAAA Destiny Series Meet at the National Stadium in Kingston, Fraser-Pryce ran 10.63 for a new Jamaican record. The time makes her second-fastest female sprinter, only behind American Florence Griffith-Joyner’s (Flo Jo) 10.49 done in 1988.
Americans Carmelita Jeter, 10.64, and Marion Jones, 10.65, were above Fraser-Pryce on the world’s top list before today.
The new record run was priceless as Fraser-Pryce, who got a perfect start, leaving her competitors in the blocks, eased across the finish line with chest high.
Natasha Morrison, who trailed from start to finish, got another sub-11 second. She finished in 10.95, a distance away from Fraser-Pryce and her personal best of 10.87 done three weeks ago in Florida.
Kashieka Cameron finished third in 11.39 and Jodean Williams fourth in 11.44.