Incredible Fraser-Pryce matches world’s fastest 100m of 2022

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica raises her arm after she cross the finish line of the 100 meters women during the Diamond League athletics meeting at Charlety stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m champion, matched her 2022 world-leading time by clocking 10.67 seconds at the Paris Diamond League meet on Saturday.

Fraser-Pryce consolidated her favorite status for next month’s world championships by equaling the 10.67 she ran on May 7 in her only other 100m race this year. Fraser-Pryce is the only woman to ever break 10.70 seconds before July 1 in any year.

This year, the next fastest woman is reigning Olympic 100m champ Elaine Thompson-Herah, way back at 10.79.

Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah could go head-to-head in the 100m and 200m at the Jamaican Championships next week, though Fraser-Pryce has a bye into July’s world championships 100m as defending champion.

Fraser-Pryce took a backseat last year to Thompson-Herah, including a 100m silver at the Olympics. Thompson-Herah has been challenged by injuries this spring and has yet to race against Fraser-Pryce in 2022.

At the last worlds in 2019, Fraser-Pryce became the oldest woman to win an Olympic or world 100m title.

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