Jamaican female sprint great, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took to Instagram on Friday to share some words of wisdom with her fans. According to the Olympics website, the female sprint champion is aiming to beat the record of Florence Griffith-Joyner at her last Olympic showing before her retirement at age 37.
Shelly-Ann, who has won every sprint medal at the Olympics and the World Championships, has reigned over women’s sprinting for the past 15 years. She has set her sights on the 2023 World Championship in Budapest, where she may win her sixth championship title, but her main objective is to qualify for her fifth Olympic Games.
Additionally, the Jamaican sprinter stated that her goal is to run a time of 10.5 or 10.4 seconds to overtake her personal best of 10.6 seconds, which would land her as the third fastest woman in the world after fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah in second and America’s Florence Griffith-Joyner in first with a time of 10.54 seconds.
In her latest Instagram post, the sprinter seemingly hinted at her new goal to be the fastest woman in the world when she said, “This is good. But not enough. Be obsessed with your goals!!! 🚀” Her fans responded accordingly with words of encouragement and love, with one saying, “Yu tun philosopher now , continue your growth …” and another stating, “you inspire me and i love you so much ❤️ praying we meet someday.”
The image that accompanied Shelly-Ann’s inspiring words portrayed her in hurdle training, seemingly working towards this goal.
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Pictures of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in training.