One of the fastest humans on earth, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from Jamaica missed out on winning her third Olympics gold medal in four editions. The 34-year-old clocked 10.74 seconds, just behind her compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.61 seconds) in the women’s 100m finals event at Tokyo 2020.
The latter also set a new Olympic Record with this astonishing mark on the clock. Meanwhile,Sherika Jacksonclinched the bronze medal with a timing of 10.76 seconds to ensure a historic clean sweep for Jamaica.
Shelly graciously accepted her second place while congratulating the other two athletes of her nation. The legendary sprinter took to the popular micro-blogging site, Twitter, to express her feelings. She tweeted:
“Legacy isn’t just about winning, it’s also about gracefully watching others shine. Even though disappointment.
Congratulations to 2 amazing athletes Elaine and Shericka. To the podium, we go!!”
Seventh Olympics medal for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
The silver medal at Tokyo 2020 marked the seventh over medal for the Jamaican superstar. She started her Olympiad journey with gold in the women’s 100m event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Following this, she won three medals at the 2012 London Olympics that included 100m (gold), 200m (silver), and 4*100m relay race (silver).
Talking about Shelly’s performance at the 2016 Rio Games, she won silver in the women’s 4*100m relay race while securing bronze in the 100m event. These landmark performances make her one of the most decorated athletes in the history of the Olympic Games. Apart from this, the ‘Pocket Rocket’ has clinched numerous gold medals at the World Champions.
The Jamaican track and field star will now be seen in action tomorrow for the women’s 200m event at the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo.
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