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Jamaica: ‘Shelly’ begins historic quest! Fraser-Pryce starts race for first Olympic 100m women’s triple

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will today begin her quest to become the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals in the 100m event, when she lines up in the heats starting at 12:15 p.m. (on Thursday 10:15 p.m. Jamaica Time) inside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

Fraser-Pryce, whose 10.63 seconds National Record clocking is the fastest time done in the world so far this year, is widely expected to follow up her 100m successes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics with another success in Tokyo, but she will have to get the better of fierce competition from home and abroad.

Elaine Thompson-Herah is the defending Olympic champion in the 100m and 200m and despite playing catch-up to Fraser-Pryce at the National Senior Championships – where she ran third in both sprints – she knows all too well that this is where it matters.

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