Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the second-fastest woman ever and the fastest alive this weekend when she ran 10.63s for the 100m. The 34-year old from Jamaica is poised and ready for the Tokyo Summer Olympics after that time. The other athletes looked absolutely sluggish in comparison, even with an impressive field and times after it was said and done.
It’s an Olympic year and Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce ?? just did this ???10.63s the Second fastest time of ALL TIME!!! pic.twitter.com/EnmHbkzhIx
— Unveil+ (@unveilplus) June 5, 2021
The 100m field is going to be absolutely stunning this summer. With American Sha’Carri Richardson running 10.72 earlier this season, the 6th fastest time ever, the two are destined for a historic race in Tokyo. There have been a number of great times run this season. Fellow Jamaicans Elaine Thompson-Herah and Natasha Morrison have run 10.78 and 10.87 respectively. Twanisha Terry of America has run 10.89 for the USC Trojans this season.
There is of course the best 100m sprinter on the continent of Africa, Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria. She has run 10.90 this season and as well as 22.59 wind-legal in the 200m. I think she is a definite threat to medal in Tokyo.
That 10.49 100m world record is still a ways off, but if there was a field to do it, I think it’d have to be this potential Olympic field. Between Fraser-Pryce and Richardson, there should be some fierce competition on the track.
Trayvon Bromell ran a race down in Miramar, Florida at the NACAC New Life Invitational and threw down a world lead in the 100m. His 9.77 tops any other time run this season. The Bromell comeback tour continues as he has posted several very impressive times this season.
In college, the talented Bromell dazzled and in 2016 he raced himself all the way to the Olympic Finals, finishing in 8th. Injury has plagued him since, but this season he has looked like a strong favorite to medal. This race is just the latest example.
Trayvon Bromell ran a new world lead time of 9.77s in the 100m yesterday ?
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Between Bromell, Noah Lyles, and a number of talented sprinters like Marvin Bracey, the US team should be stacked in the open 100m and the 4x100m relay. The US Olympic Trials are right around the corner and should entertain.