A MEETING RECORD AND A FIFTH DIAMOND
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) seems nearly invincible these days: The only race she could not win this summer was the one at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels last week. When she stepped on the track at Weltklasse Zürich, she went back to impressing both opponents and fans. It became clear quite early in the race that the three-time Olympic and ten-time world champion was the only possible winner. Her incredible performance was immediately acknowledged on the scoreboard: The 10.65 result equal’s Elaine Thompson-Herah’s (JAM) meeting record of 2021.
Yohan Blake (JAM) did push Trayvon Bromell (USA). But the 2022 world championship bronze medallist still managed to outrun the experienced star and 2011 world champion in the second half of the race. Bromell was the only athlete with a sub-ten-second time (9.94).
STILL A LOT TO ACHIEVE
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be 36 in December. Her first international title dates back to 2007. Between then and now, the Jamaican Unicef ambassador has collected three Olympic gold medals and 10 world championship titIes in sprint races and with her relay team. And what is more: She keeps getting faster and faster. There is still a lot to achieve! Her strongest opponent in tonight’s race will be fellow countrywoman Shericka Jackson.
In the men’s sprints, Andre De Grasse (27), Canada’s 200m Olympic champion will compete in both the 100m and the 200m.
Olympic Champion: Elaine THOMPSON-HERAH (JAM) 10.61
World Champion: Shelly-Ann FRASER-PRYCE (JAM) 10.67
European Champion: Gina LÜCKENKEMPER (GER) 10.99
World Lead: Shelly-Ann FRASER-PRYCE (JAM) 10.62
Olympic Champion: Lamont Marcell JACOBS (ITA) 9.80
World Champion: Fred KERLEY (USA) 9.86
European Champion: Lamont Marcell JACOBS (ITA) 9.95
World Lead: Fred KERLEY (USA) 9.76