Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce runs 10.62 at 2022 Monaco Diamond League

KINGSTON (July 10) – Jamaican sprinting marvel Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has voiced uncertainty about participating in the women’s 200m event at the forthcoming Budapest 2023 World Championships later this summer. This comes despite her impressive second-place finish in the same event at the Eugene 2022 World Championships, where she was bested by her teammate, Shericka Jackson.

Fraser-Pryce’s hesitation was evident when asked about her potential participation in the 200m event after finishing second to Jackson at the Jamaica Trials on Sunday night with a season-best time of 22.26 seconds.

“Doubt that, doubt that,” she responded to questions about running the 200m at the worlds. She added, “The Lord would have to come and touch me and say, ‘Wake up, we have the 200m to run.'”

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On the other hand, Jackson continued to demonstrate her exceptional sprinting prowess in Kingston on Sunday, securing a remarkable double victory.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Honors So Far

The 28-year-old won the women’s 100m with a world-leading time of 10.65 seconds on Friday night and returned on the last day with a time of 21.71 seconds (-0.5 m/s) to win the 200m.

Fraser-Pryce remains the second-fastest Jamaican woman in the 200m this season despite her reservations. However, a knee injury in May delayed her season debut until the Jamaica Championships, and she would rather focus her attention on defending her world title in the 100m.

The 36-year-old’s illustrious career includes three Olympic gold medals, ten World titles, and the 60m World Indoor Champion title in 2014. Her Olympic golds were won in the 100m events in 2008 and 2012, and the 4x100m relay in 2021.

Her World titles span from 2009 to 2022, with victories in the 100m, 200m, and sprint relay events.

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In addition to her golds, Fraser-Pryce has also secured four Olympic silver medals and four World Championships silver medals. Her Olympic silvers were won in the 200m and 4x100m relay events in 2012, and the 4×100 relay in 2016 and 2021.

Meanwhile, her World Championships silvers were won in the 4×1 relay in 2007 and 2011, and the 200m and 4×1 relay in 2022.

Fraser-Pryce has also earned a bronze medal in the 100m event at the 2016 Olympics.

If she decides to give up her spot, it would pave the way for Kevona Davis to move up in her place.

Click here for the world rankings for the women’s 200m event.

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