Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at Jamaica Trials 2022
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins the Monaco Diamond League in a new meeting record and world leading 10.62

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her excellent form this season with another stunning display at today’s (10th Aug) Monaco Diamond League meeting.

The Mommy Rocket shot from the blocks and was unmatched for the entire race. Fraser-Pryce, who recently won her fifth world title in Oregon22, powered across the line, punching the air in jubilation as she celebrated another massive win, 10.62 on the clock.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at Jamaica Trials 2022
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins the Monaco Diamond League in a new meeting record and world-leading 10.62

Fraser-Pryce’s time is a world lead and meeting record, which is just shy of her 10.60secs lifetime best. It also marked the sixth time this season she is running under 10.7, a historical achievement.

Shericka Jackson ran a personal best for second, 10.71, and Marie-Josee Ta Lou, an African record, 10.72, for third place.

Every woman in the field ran sub-11; Aleia Hobbs got a personal best of 10.81, Twanisha Terry, 10.90, Daryll Neita, 10.91 and Tamara Clark, 10.96.

Mellissa Jefferson did not start.

Rushell Clayton wins women’s 400m hurdles

Meanwhile, Rushell Clayton won the women’s 400m hurdles, producing a lifetime best of 53.33 to beat fellow Jamaican Janieve Russell, 53.52. Russell won the Commonwealth Games title a few days ago while Clayton was fourth.

In the men’s long jump, Jamaica’s former world champion Tajay Gayle got out to 8.06m, a season’s best, for fourth place. Maykel Masso of Cuba topped the field with 8.35m.

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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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