Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in Tokyo 2020.... Paris Diamond League

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games silver medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will race for the final time this season at the Galà dei Castelli in Bellinzona, Switzerland.

Fraser-Pryce, who ran two personal best times this season of 10.63 at a local meet in Kingston and 10.60, has eyes on  Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo) 1988 record of 10.49.

Fraser-Pryce will have two finalists from Tokyo 2020 to push her to the line at the World Athletics Continental Tour meet.

Swiss stars Ajla Del Ponte and Mujinga Kambundji, both sub-11 sprinters, should give Fraser-Pryce the push needed in her pursue of 10.49. 

Jamaican Natasha Morrison and Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye are also in the event.

The men’s 100m will have Jamaican Nigel Ellis, but the hot picks are Tokyo 2020 medallists Fred Kerley and Andre Degrasse. Justin Galin will also be in the mix.

Jamaican Natoya Goule, who missed winning the Diamond League title, will race in her pet event.

Christopher Taylor will line up in the men’s 400m against American Vernon Norwood.

Jaheel Hyde will run the men’s 400m hurdles and Damion Thomas’s 110m hurdles. Leah Nugent will start in the women’s 400m hurdles against Tokyo bronze medalist Femke Bol.

Candice McLeod and Morrison will run the women’s 200m.

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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.



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