Fraser-Pryce feels she is getting back to her best

By January 30, 2019

Following her 7.21, 60m run with which she opened her season on Saturday, seven-time World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes she is gradually returning to the form that established her as one of the world’s best female sprinters.

The Pocket Rocket was the fastest over the distance at the Queens/Grace Jackson just ahead of 2016 Olympic champion Elaine Thompson and the 2018 NACAC 100m champion, Sasha Lee Forbes’s 7.43s.

Fraser-Pryce, 32, returned to competition in 2018 after taking almost two years off to have her son Zyon and to heal an injured toe which contributed to her missing out on becoming the first woman to win three consecutive Olympic 100m gold medals.

Now into her second season back, she tells Sportsmax.TV that she feels she is close to being her old self once again.

“I am feeling optimistic about my performance, looking back I can see where I can improve and definitely get a lot more efficient,” she said.

“What I can say is I definitely feel a lot better than I did in 2018 for sure. It’s still early but I am sure getting back to my 2016 form or better will require a lot of work which I am putting in.”

She said she has put her faith in Coach Stephen Francis, who has guided her to two Olympic gold medals and five individual gold medals at the IAAF World Championships. She believes he will get her ready to contend for yet another gold medal at the 2019 World Championships in Doha in late September.

“Fortunately, for me, Stephen Francis is the coach so I’m sure he has plans in place that will make sure I am fit and ready for our championships and beyond,” she said.

Leighton Levy

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