Double Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the ‘Pocket Rocket’, went into orbit once again here at the Stade Charlety on Saturday (18) as she won the concluding event of a sweltering Meeting de Paris in 10.67, equalling her own world-leading mark.
The 35-year-old Jamaican’s first clocking of that time this season – just 0.07 off her PB, which is the third best mark ever – came in the altitude of Nairobi on 7 May.
This meeting record was at sea level, albeit in temperatures still about 32C, having fallen from 38C at the start of this latest Wanda Diamond League meeting.
Behind her, Britain’s Daryll Neita clocked 10.99 and the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou was third in 11.01, with Poland’s Ewa Swoboda clocking a personal best of 11.05 in fourth place.
“I came here feeling really good, and I like to run in the heat,” said Shelly-Pryce, who was jumping for joy in the aftermath of a performance that boosts her prospects of a successful world title defence at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.
“I am still training hard so I am now looking forward to the national championships and then afterwards,” she added. “The plan and the aim is to make sure that I am able to run 10.60 sustainably.”
SOURCE: Mike Rowbottom for World Athletics