Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at Tokyo 2020
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

tokyo 2020 alertsTwo-time Olympic Games 100m gold medal winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes her Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening round performance was okay.

Fraser-Pryce, the winner in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, strolled to 10.84, a run that looked very easy on Friday’s (30 July) opening day of track and field.

She said the heats was “to make sure you execute the best way you can because the next two rounds are going to be super competitive.”

“I am glad I was able to put together a good race; hopefully, the coach is okay with it as well,” she added.

Fraser-Pryce, apart from her two Olympic Games titles, won bronze in Rio 2016. She is also a four-time world champion.
She, however, was quick to point out that none of those matter in her new pursuit.

“This is 2021; those were in the past; I try not to focus much on what I have achieved before. It’s good that I have those, but it’s a new year, new focus and new goals, so I am just focusing on this one now.”

In the semi-finals, 6:50 am Saturday, Fraser-Pryce will face Teahna Daniels, Murielle Ahoure and Daryll Neita.

1993 GAM 11.12 11.12
2383 ITA 11.27 11.27
2016 GBR 10.96 10.96
2480 JAM 10.63 10.63
3842 USA 10.99 11.02
3506 SUI 10.95 10.95
1521 CIV 10.78 11.16
3048 NGR 11.00 11.00

Fraser-Pryce is confident she can do well. “So for me, it’s just to make sure that once I execute the best way that I can, I know that all things will work well.”

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