Paris Diamond League: Fraser-Pryce unhappy with start despite world leading 10.74 win
A world leading 10.74 seconds win at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday, but Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is far from happy.
The triple world champion shot from the blocks to win ahead of a stacked field that included second place finisher Blessing Okagbare 10.80 and English Gardner 10.97, who took third place, but she left the Stade de France track feeling a little disappointed with her execution of the race.
Another Jamaican Natasha Morrison, 11.10 was seventh in the event.
“Based on the replay my start wasn’t too good, I came out of the blocks too high but I came out with the win so I guess that’s a plus,” said Fraser-Pryce, clutching the bouquet of flowers given to winner at the series.
“I will assess the entire race ahead of the next competition,” Fraser-Pryce added before noting that she is looking forward to continuing her work ahead of the World Championships, where she will be defending her 100m crown.
“Right now I’m just taking [it] one race at a time and focusing on what I need to do and of course continue to trust God that I will be healthy for the rest of the season and give it a go in Beijing,” Fraser-Pryce told The Gleaner.
Fraser-Pryce’s time was the 10 fastest time in the history of the event and was the Jamaican’s fifth fastest clocking.