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Jamaican legend Fraser-Pryce back in business

LOOKING FORWARD: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

JAMAICAN SPRINT legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continues to ease herself back into form with an impressive victory in the 100m at the Müller Anniversary Games at London Stadium.

Double Olympic 100m champion Fraser-Pryce, 31, was once again the star of the show on a glorious summer’s day in the capital on July 21.

Fraser-Pryce, who won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 and then four years later in London, won her heat in a time of 11.13 seconds. The best was yet to come however.

The Kingston-born athlete won the final in a season’s best 10.98 seconds to see off the challenge of young American Dezerea Bryant (11.04) and compatriot Jonielle Smith (11.07).

There was fist pump by the Jamaican as she crossed the line, this was clearly a significant success after her return to the track having given birth to her son last year.

In a recent interview with the Voice of Sport she confirmed that she is determined to get back somewhere near her best which is bad news for her rivals.

Fraser-Pryce said after her victory: “I cannot complain because I haven't raced for ages and I'm happy that the run today was under 11 seconds.

“It's hard work racing after having a child but it's not as though it's anything I'm not used to. I'm used to sacrificing and making sure that my path is right.

“Being a mother is my first priority and to come back and be flexible with my training is wonderful and I'm so excited about next year now.”

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