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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

New goal

Nonetheless contemporary from her barrier-breaking run simply over per week in the past World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser- Pryce has already adjusted her sights and says the once-forbidding world document of 10.49 seconds may not be so daunting in any case.

Fraser-Pryce exploded from the beginning blocks on the third Jamaica Olympic Affiliation/Jamaica Athletics Administrative Affiliation Olympic Future Sequence on the Nationwide Stadium on June 5 and, when she crossed the end line, the clock confirmed a jaw-dropping 10.63 seconds (1.3m/s), making her the second-fastest lady ever to run the occasion.

The late Florence Griffith-Joyner, identified worldwide as Flo-Jo for her velocity in addition to her flamboyant costumes, set the world document beneath controversial circumstances in Indianapolis in July 1988 and Fraser-Pryce admits that she has considered breaking the document.

After lastly dipping beneath the ten.7-second barrier she mentioned new vistas have been opened and her sights have adjusted increased.

“I’ve mentioned this through the years. For me to consider 10.4 I’ve to first break 10.7, which I simply achieved, so I am taking it one step at a time. I am excited to take up new challenges,” she instructed the Jamaica Observer final week.

She admitted {that a} week after her run she was nonetheless processing what she had achieved.

“It hasn’t sunk in as but, I am nonetheless feeling, like, wow! To lastly obtain one thing I needed for thus lengthy, coupled with the bonus of it being on dwelling soil…”

She described the race as her finest technically after watching the race with coach Reynaldo Walcott.

“It was undoubtedly some of the technically sound races my coach and I put collectively. The end result was a brand new nationwide document and the fulfilment of a long-standing aim to interrupt the ten.7 barrier, however undoubtedly there’s room for enchancment.”

The argument that she is one of the best feminine sprinter ever has gathered momentum, and Fraser-Pryce says she likes the sensation it provides her.

“Naturally I really feel good figuring out my physique of labor speaks for itself.”

Regardless of her successes relationship again greater than a decade to 2008 when she gained her first main medal on the Beijing Olympic Video games, it took some time for her to start out seeing herself among the many finest.

“Actually the assumption came visiting time,” she mentioned. “The extra I grew as an athlete the extra I discovered myself believing something was attainable. The extra I achieved the extra targets I discovered myself setting. I simply proceed to feed that starvation.”

She will not be trying too far forward, nevertheless, and whereas saying her focus was on making the Jamaica group to the Tokyo Olympics subsequent month, the thought of defending her World Championships title is an effective one.

“I’ve all the time taken every competitors at a time. Proper now I am not centered on subsequent yr. The aim proper now could be making the group to Tokyo. We are going to see what occurs on the Olympics. I’m trying ahead to the chance to defend my [World] Championship title in Oregon.”

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