One of many quickest people on earth, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from Jamaica missed out on successful her third Olympics gold medal in 4 editions. The 34-year-old clocked 10.74 seconds, simply behind her compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.61 seconds) within the girls’s 100m finals occasion at Tokyo 2020.
The latter additionally set a brand new Olympic Report with this astonishing mark on the clock. In the meantime, Sherika Jackson clinched the bronze medal with a timing of 10.76 seconds to make sure a historic clear sweep for Jamaica.
Shelly graciously accepted her second place whereas congratulating the opposite two athletes of her nation. The legendary sprinter took to the favored micro-blogging web site, Twitter, to specific her emotions. She tweeted:
“Legacy isn’t nearly successful, it’s additionally about gracefully watching others shine. Although disappointment.
Congratulations to 2 wonderful athletes Elaine and Shericka. To the rostrum, we go!!”
Seventh Olympics medal for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
The silver medal at Tokyo 2020 marked the seventh over medal for the Jamaican famous person. She began her Olympiad journey with gold within the girls’s 100m occasion on the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Following this, she gained three medals on the 2012 London Olympics that included 100m (gold), 200m (silver), and 4*100m relay race (silver).
Speaking about Shelly’s efficiency on the 2016 Rio Video games, she gained silver within the girls’s 4*100m relay race whereas securing bronze within the 100m occasion. These landmark performances make her some of the embellished athletes within the historical past of the Olympic Video games. Other than this, the ‘Pocket Rocket’ has clinched quite a few gold medals on the World Champions.
The Jamaican monitor and area star will now be seen in motion tomorrow for the ladies’s 200m occasion on the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo.