Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Profile and Schedule of Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, 100 metres sprinter

 

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

Shelly Ann-Fraser Pryce will be competing in the 100m at the London 2012 Olympics, on day one of Track and Field events. Fraser-Pryce is Jamaica’s National champion at 100 metres and 200 metres. She beat out Veronica Campbell-Brown, Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson.

Accordng to Wikipedia, Shelly-Ann Fraser-PryceOD (born December 27, 1986)[1] is a Jamaican sprinter, who specializes in the 100 m. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser is the reigning Olympic champion over 100 m, clocking a time of 10.78.[2] When winning the 2009 World Championships 100 m title, she was only the second female sprinter to hold both World and Olympic 100 m titles simultaneously (afterGail Devers), and is the fourth fastest woman in history over 100 m with a time of 10.70 seconds.[3] She attended the Wolmer’s High School for Girls and represented her school in many athletic occasions.

Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce – Achievements

Year

Competition

Venue

Position

Event

Notes

Representing  Jamaica

2002 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) BridgetownBarbados 4th 200 m 25.24   (-1.0 m/s)
1st 4×100 m relay 45.33 CR
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-20) BacoletTrinidad and Tobago 3rd 100 m 11.73   (0.9 m/s)
1st 4×100 m relay 44.53
2007 World Championships OsakaJapan 2nd 4 x 100 metres relay 42.70 SB(heat)
2008 Olympic Games BeijingPR China 1st 100 metres 10.78   (0.0 m/s)
DNF 4 x 100 metres relay
2009 World Championships BerlinGermany 1st 100 metres 10.73   (0.1 m/s)
1st 4 x 100 metres relay 42.06
2011 World Championships DaeguKorea 4th 100 metres 10.99   (-1.4 m/s)
2nd 4 x 100 metres relay 41.70 NR

 

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