JAM – Fraser-Pryce dashes to 10.78 victory in Bellinzona

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s 10.78 clocking over 100m was one of six meeting records set at the Galà dei Castelli, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting, in Bellinzona on Tuesday (14).

The world 100m champion smashed the stadium record held by another Jamaican legend, Merlene Ottey, who clocked 10.95 in 1996. Fraser Pryce, who clocked a lifetime best of 10.60 last month in Lausanne, once again ran well on Swiss soil, producing her 13th consecutive sub-11-second clocking.

“Bellinzona is very special to me,” said the multiple world and Olympic gold medallist. “I am happy to be back here. I came to this meeting in 2018 with my son Zyon. I really wanted the meeting record held by Merlene Ottey, so I am excited about that. The weather was perfect. I set most of my best performances in Switzerland.”

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SOURCE: WORLD ATHLETICS

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