Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce after winning 100m race at the Meeting de Madrid 2023

MADRID (July 22) – Jamaican sprint legend, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, continued her preparations for the World Athletics Championships with a remarkable run on Saturday, clocking 10.83 seconds in a slight -0.1 m/s headwind, to establish a meeting record at the Meeting de Madrid 2023.

The 36-year-old eclipsed the previous record of 10.92 seconds, held by USA’s Barbara Pierre since 2013. – Read more: How to watch Los Angeles Under Armour Sunset Tour 2023?

Watch Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Meeting de Madrid 2023 – Record run

Fraser-Pryce, who launched her 100m campaign at the Spitzen Leichathletik Luzern 2023 with a remarkable 10.82 seconds, returned to the track this weekend, almost matching that performance. The sprinter continues to regain form after a knee injury delayed the start of her season in May.

“I feel good. I’m happy to have had two very solid races this week. Now I’m going to focus on Budapest,” the two-time Olympic 100m champion from Jamaica said.

“If I am going to be honest, I’m not 100% recovered from my injury yet. I must say, but I’m going to give it my all and focus on myself.”

Women’s 100m Results – Meeting de Madrid 2023

1Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJamaica10.83
2Jaël Sakura BestueSpain11.10
3Shashalee ForbesJamaica11.11
4Zaynab DossoItaly11.30
5Salome KoraSwitzerland11.31
6Arialis Josefa GandullaPortugal11.41
7Dezerea BryantUnited States of America11.52
8Paula SevillaSpain11.54

Fraser-Pryce will attempt an unprecedented sixth world championship 100m title next month at the world track and field championships in Hungary. She finished second in the 200m at the Jamaica Track and Field Championships 2023, but the sprint star has ruled out doing the double in the Hungarian capital.

Anticipated competitors include fellow Jamaican Shericka Jackson, U.S. champion Sha’Carri Richardson, Ivory Coast’s Marie Josée Ta Lou, and Saint Lucia’s national record holder and NCAA champion, Julien Alfred.

Also, at the Meeting de Madrid 2023, part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver series, Spain’s Jaël-Sakura Bestué took second place with a time of 11.10 seconds. Jamaica’s Shashalee Forbes completed the podium, clocking 11.11 seconds for third place.

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