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Video Highlights: Fraser-Pryce wins 200m at Velocity Fest 8 Meet

Watch video highlights of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce season opener in the women’s 200 meters at Saturday’s Velocity Fest 8 Meet at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Watch video highlights of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce season opener in the women’s 200 meters at Saturday’s Velocity Fest 8 Meet at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Fraser-Pryce opened her Olympic season with a solid 23.19 seconds performance to win Section Two of the event racing in a negative wind of -1.6 meters per second. The time was the fastest overall from the two heat-timed finals.

The two-time Olympic 100m champion raced from lane five and easily covered her rivals in the opening 100m of the contest before cruising home to victory.

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The 34-year-old who now represents Elite Performance is preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, later this summer. At the last Games at Rio 2016, Fraser-Pryce battled through toe discomfort to win a bronze medal in the 100m behind then-training partner Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Fraser-Pryce, who is the joint fourth-fastest woman all-time over the 100m (alongside Thompson-Herah) with a time of 10.70 seconds, owns a personal best of 22.09 seconds for the 200m and she is hoping to finally break into the sub-22 seconds barrier before she steps away from track and field.

Saturday’s Velocity Fest 8 Meeting was the first competitive appearance for Fraser-Pryce since last August when she raced in two of the Velocity Fest meets.

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Meeting organizers continue to show confidence in hosting track and field meetings in Jamaica, despite the voice of concerns over the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

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Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

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