Jamaican athletics superstar Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce says the question of stepping aside does not arise as she is still on top of the game and earger to do more exploits.
A string of sprinting successes in 2021 including a silver in the women’s 100m and a gold in the 4x100m at Tokyo 2020 have shown the 34-year-old that when it comes to competing, she’s still got more to give.
After following up her stint in Japan with a new personal best time of 10.60 posted at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne Fraser-Pryce says she is not ruling out a run at Paris 2024:
“Before I counted it (Paris 2024) out, but then after the season and just the progress, you kind of know there’s more,” she told Sky Sports. “I’m looking forward to defending my (world) title at 2022 in Oregon.”
“After that season, you look again and you’re still feeling good then why not give it a shot? Paris 2024, I could definitely see it as a thing.”
“I definitely think 10.50 is possible,” the eight-time Olympic medallist added. “I’m at the peak of my career,” enthused Fraser known for her love for natural appearance devoid of make-ups.
Though Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 100m world record of 10.49 seconds from 1988 still stands, there is a growing sense that it might soon be broken.
Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, like Fraser-Pryce, came close to the time at the Eugene Diamond League in late August. The double-double winning Jamaican clocked 10.54.