Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce renounces the meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, which was to start her season. The Jamaican sprinter evokes a family emergency.
We will have to wait to see Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (36) in action. The Jamaican sprint legend, 100m and 200m specialist, was expected on Saturday April 29 at the Gaborone meeting, in Botswana, to make his first appearance of the year. However, she will not go to the second meeting of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold 2023 calendar due to a family emergency, the organization of the event reported in a press release.
“I was really excited to start my season in Botswana. And while this is a disappointment, unfortunately I am no longer able to race in the Golden Grand Prix (of Botswana)”, regrets Fraser-Pryce in the same press release. She was one of the main attractions of the 100m event.
Debut in Nairobi on May 13?
This setback means that she should start her season, unless the situation turns around, on Saturday May 13 at the meeting in Nairobi, where she had already gone at the start of the previous exercise. The multiple world and Olympic medalist then stunned the competition there by winning with a mark of 10”67, before winning consecutively in the 100m at the Paris meeting in June and in Kingston a few days later.
This year, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will have the ambition to enter a little more into the history of her sport in Budapest, where the world athletics championships will be held (August 19-27). She has fourteen medals on the world stage and shone last year in Eugène by winning gold in the 100m and silver in the 200m and 4x100m.