Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce followed her historic sixth global victory in the 100m by running the world’s fastest time this year at a Diamond League race in Poland on Saturday.
The 35-year-old mother of two, Fraser-Pryce, ran 10.66 seconds, a full hundredth quicker than the time she ran to win the world title in Oregon three weeks ago. She topped a field that included top Americans Aleia Hobbs (second place, 10.94), Melissa Jefferson (seventh, 11.18) and TeeTee Terry (eighth, 11.20). (eighth, 11.20).
This was Fraser-third-fastest Pryce’s time ever. Fraser-Pryce, who won the Olympic 100m in 2008 and 2012, has beaten 10.70 seconds six times, all since 2017 delivery. No other woman has broken 10.70 more than four times in a career.
Fraser-Pryce, currently the oldest world champion in an individual event on the track, can in 2024 become the first woman to win three Olympic 100m titles and the oldest Olympic champion in any race on the track.
And American Trayvon Bromell, running into a headwind of.7 metres per second, won the men’s 100-meter dash in Poland. Bromell, the world 100m bronze medallist, edged training partner and world silver medalist Marvin Bracy-Williams, who ran 10.00. Former world champion in the men’s 100-meter dash Fred Kerley sat out the competition.
She may be 34, but Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce demonstrated she is no mood to slow down at the Lausanne Diamond League on Thursday (26 August) (26 August).
The ‘Mommy Rocket’ took silver behind Elaine Thompson-Herah in the Tokyo 2020 100m, and finished second to her again in last Saturday’s Prefontaine Classic in Eugene with Thompson-Herah setting the second fastest time in history.
But twice Olympic 100m champion Fraser-Pryce put one over her fellow Jamaican in Lausanne, capturing victory in a new personal best time of 10.60.
Thompson-Herah was closing swiftly at the end, and her 10.64 saw her join world mark holder Florence Griffith-Joyner as the only women to go under 10.70 three times.
Top 10 Fastest Women’s 100-Meter Dashes:
- 10.49 The American author Florence Griffith-Joyner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 16, 1988. (USA)
- 10.54 On August 21, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon, Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) (USA)
- 10.60 on August 26, 2021 in Lausanne, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) (SUI)
- 10.61 Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM), July 31, 2021, Tokyo (JPN)
- 10.61 United States of America; Florence Griffith-Joyner; September 24, 1988; Seoul (KOR)
- 10.62 United States of America; Florence Griffith-Joyner; September 24, 1988; Seoul (KOR)
- 10.63 Friday, June 5, 2021, Kingston; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) (JAM)
- 10.64 Presented by Carmelita Jeter (USA) on 20 September 2009 at Shanghai (CHN)
- 10.64 On August 26, 2021, in Lausanne, Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) (SUI)
- 10.65 South Africa, 12 September 1998; Marion Jones, United States (RSA)