Mission possible for legend Shelly-Ann

Jamaican legend targets double gold at Tokyo Olympics

TARGETS: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

VETERAN SPRINTER Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has warned her rivals that she is not ready to hang up her spikes just yet.

The four-time 100m world champion believes she can keep the younger generation at bay to win Olympic gold in Tokyo. She has indicated that she intends to double up by competing in the 200m.

The 33-year-old became the oldest women to win a world or Olympic 100m title with victory in Doha in September. Fraser-Pryce began training ten weeks after son Zyon’s birth in 2017, but had to run with a special band stabilising her stomach following a caesarean section.

“This year we are attempting to do the 100 and the 200”

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“This year we are attempting to do the 100 and the 200, and my programme has been geared towards that.”

“I definitely believe it’s possible, considering the year I had and the room to improve,” the Jamaican said.

Fraser-Pryce won 100m gold at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, before taking bronze behind compatriot Elaine Thompson and American Tori Bowie at Rio 2016.

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