Two-time Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gives warning to Dina Asher-Smith by clocking amazing time in calm encounter
- The 34-year-old rode clear and won a warm-up for national trials in Kingston
- She becomes the second fastest woman in history after a clock time of 10.63 seconds
- Only the American Florence Griffith-Joyner has run faster – 10.49 seconds in 1988
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sent a thumping warning from Jamaica to London on Sunday with a stunning performance in the 100m that took her to second place in the all-time world rankings.
The Jamaican, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the distance and world champion, clocked 10.63 seconds on a calm encounter in Kingston. Only Florence Griffith-Joyner ever ran faster, with her controversial world record of 10.49 seconds since 1988 considered untouchable.
Fraser-Pryce’s time will draw attention around the world as the Olympics are just over a month away, not least from Dina Asher-Smith, who comfortably beat her at Gateshead last month in a field that also included Sha ‘Carri Richardson was present, revealing the threat she will pose in Tokyo.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the second fastest woman in history on Sunday
But Fraser-Pryce’s leadership, 34, is likely to make her the favorite at the Games.
Within athletics, there are already rumors that improvements in spike technology have reached sprint distances, although it’s not yet clear what footwear the Nike-sponsored athlete was wearing.
Fraser-Pryce said, “I didn’t come here to run so fast.
“There was no pressure – I just wanted to get in one more race for the National Trials. Thank God I ended up healthy.’
Fraser-Pryce has become the second fastest woman in history after running 10.63 seconds