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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce chooses Madrid

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce chooses Madrid

Stop the presses. Script change. Coup d’état The universal president of the 100 meters for the last 15 years enters the campaign ready to win, by absolute majority, her sixth world title in 2023. And choose Madrid, choose Vallehermoso, as the last campaign meeting on July 22. We talk, of course. by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. His Excellency will be the headliner World Athletics Continental Tour Silver Madrid.

Olympic champion in the hectometer for the first time in 2008 and again in 2012. World champion in the 100 meters. Not one, not two, not three…Five times! The first in 2009 and the last, last summer at Hayward Field, Oregon. Dominating the straight across the planet in three different decades. Prodigious in her youth and legendary in her prime, already after becoming a mother in 2017.

In the glass case of the Fraser-Pryce trophy room shine eight olympic medals (three gold, four silver and one bronze) and 14 world (10 gold and four silver) between 100, 200 and 4×100 meters. No active athlete comes close to her in the list of winners and only another legend like Allyson Felix has climbed to more podiums of that caliber throughout history. She also has five ‘diamonds’ as Diamond League champion of the year and (take a breath) 25 victories in rallies on the World Athletics reference circuit throughout her career. The Jamaican is 36 years old and has enough time to continue expanding her resume in the Olympus of speed in the next big events. A championship athlete and also great times, Fraser-Pryce has the third best mark in history in the 100 meters: 10.60. Yes, ten sixty. And she has nine of the top 20 records of all time; no one has gone below 10.70 that many times. She has broken the 10.80 barrier 31 times, the one that separates the contenders from the really favorites in the World Cups and Olympic Games. And he has run the 100 meters in less than 11 seconds on 78 occasions! More than any other woman on the face of the Earth. In Madrid, the Jamaican threatens to do it for the 79th time.

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