Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica. (Roger Sedres/Gallo Pictures)
Jamaican dash star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce grew to become the second quickest lady in historical past on Saturday, clocking a world-leading 10.63 seconds for the 100m on the Olympic Future assembly in Kingston.
The 34-year-old reigning world and two-time Olympic 100m champion obliterated the sphere on the Nationwide Stadium, ending a number of metres away from her closest rival.
Solely late US sprinting star Florence Griffith-Joyner, who holds the world report of 10.49sec, has run sooner.
Fraser-Pryce’s time smashed the earlier 2021 world-leading time of 10.72sec set by Sha’Carri Richardson of america in March.
Fraser-Pryce had shared the Jamaican nationwide report with Elaine Thompson-Herah at 10.70 seconds and he or she had a season’s finest 10.84 seconds coming into the meet, organized by the Jamaica Olympic Affiliation and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Affiliation.
After getting off to a bullet-like begin, Fraser-Pryce ran away from the sphere to win by a large margin, with Natasha Morrison a distant second in 10.95 seconds and Kashieka Cameron third on 11.39.
Fraser-Pryce, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m champion, was operating her fourth 100m for the season and as shocked by her time because the small gathering on the stadium.
“Actually, no, I wasn’t popping out right here to run that quick,” she mentioned. “Thank God that I end wholesome.”
She mentioned she was capable of loosen up and run as “there was no strain — simply wished to get yet one more race in earlier than the nationwide trials.”
Fraser-Pryce did trace, nonetheless, that she will be able to run sooner with the Olympics approaching.
“If I’m able to run 10.6 now and trials is a while away, this yr I simply wished to interrupt the ten.7 barrier so now I can give attention to making the crew to the Olympics,” she mentioned.
Fraser-Pryce, who handed Individuals Marion Jones (10.65) and Carmelita Jeter (10.64) on the all-time record, mentioned Saturday’s race ought to be taken in context.
“It is one a part of the method,” she mentioned. “I can not get too complacent as I nonetheless need to make the nationwide crew on the nationwide trials.”