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Fraser-Pryce Confirmed For Stockholm IAAF Diamond League

STOCKHOLM – Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will race over the 100 metres at the Stockholm IAAF Diamond League meeting on 30 July, organizers confirmed on Wednesday.

STOCKHOLM – Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will race over the 100 metres at the Stockholm IAAF Diamond League meeting on 30 July, organizers confirmed on Wednesday.

Fraser-Pryce, who confirmed earlier this season that she will race in only the 100m at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, next month, will be using the race as one of her final tune-up meetings before the championships.

The 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m champion has been in fabulous form this season – running three of the five fastest times in the world over the distance on the term, including the world-leading mark of 10.74 seconds.

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After blazing to a fast 2015 best 10.81 secs to win at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, on May 30, Fraser-Pryce, improved that mark to 10.79 on her way to winning the Jamaica Championships in June.

The bullet-starting speedster further lowered that mark to 10.74 at the Paris Saint-Denis when winning at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in France earlier this month.

“Shelly-Ann leads the Diamond Race and I’m sure she’ll relish the chance to extend that lead with a victory at Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics,” said meeting director Anders Tallgren.

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Tallgren also believes that Russian sprint legend Irina Privalova’s stadium and meeting record of 10.90 could be in serious danger if Fraser-Pryce heads to the Swedish capital in the same kind of form.

“The stadium record of 10.90 from 1994 is attainable and if she gets it she will receive a diamond,” Tallgren said.

Fraser-Pryce is the sprint double champion from Moscow 2013, but took the decision with her coach to only race in the 100m in Beijing.

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