Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
EUGENE, OREGON - JULY 21: Silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Team Jamaica celebrates after competing in the Women's 200m Final on day seven of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 21, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images for World Athletics)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has expressed hesitations regarding her participation in the women’s 200m event at the upcoming Budapest 2023 World Championships. Despite her second-place finish behind teammate Shericka Jackson in the 200m at last year’s Eugene 2022 World Championships, Fraser-Pryce currently does not feel inclined to take on the event again.

When asked about the possibility of her competing after finishing second to Jackson at the Jamaica Trials on Sunday night, Fraser-Pryce responded with doubt, stating, “doubt that, doubt that.”

She further added, “The Lord would have to come and touch me and say, ‘Wake up, we have the 200m to run.'”

In Kingston on Sunday, Shericka Jackson showcased her exceptional sprinting prowess by securing a remarkable double victory, winning the women’s 200m with a time of 21.71 seconds (-0.5 m/s), ahead of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce who finished in 22.26 seconds.

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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.