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Fraser-Pryce to carry Jamaica's flag in Rio

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2016 | 7:12 PM
Fraser-Pryce is looking to become the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals in the 100m in Rio de Janiero.

Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor  Sports

Two time defending 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been named as Jamaica's flag bearer for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Fraser-Pryce is looking to become the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals in the 100m in Rio de Janiero, but has been hampered by a toe injury all season.

She has been Jamaica's leading female sprinter since bursting on the scene at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, where she surprised the world with a gold medal win in the 100m.

She followed up that success with another 100m gold at the 2012 Olympics in London and has also won seven World Championships gold medals.