Jamaica's Sherone Simpson aiming for top spot again

Gaining strength and cleaning up her mechanics – that is how Olympic 100-metre silver medallist Sherone Simpson plans to close the gap between her and the three women who, last season, pulled away from the rest of the world in the women’s short sprint.

American champion Carmelita Jeter and Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser and Kerron Stewart distanced themselves from the rest of female sprinters with personal best times of 10.64, 10.73 and 10.75, respectively. Simpson boasts a personal best of 10.82, a time she last ran in 2006, the same year she won the Commonwealth Games 200-metre title.

She said: “I am very focused, seeing that since 2006 I have been doing well. I am the joint silver medallist in Beijing for 2008, but what happened in 2008 is history, so nobody really remembers Sherone Simpson getting the second place.

“It’s all about Shelly-Ann, Jeter and Kerron right now. So I have to train hard to make sure I get back up there and see my name on top.”….Read More

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