Kingston: Jamaica’s history-making sprint sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has declared that she wants to lower her personal best and national 100 metres record of 10.70 seconds this year.
Fraser-Pryce Thursday announced her intentions after winning the 60m in 7.11 seconds at the recent Queen’s/Grace Jackson meet, reports CMC.
"Last year or the year before I didn't have a personal best, so I want to do that this year. My personal best is 10.70, so as you can imagine, I want to go faster than that," said Fraser-Pryce who, in 2013, became the first female sprinter to win gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in a single World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
"This year I want to run well. I am training well and I want to be stronger this year. That's the emphasis Stephen (Francis, coach) and I have talked about... me getting stronger. So I am working towards it, especially in the gym and hopefully it will bear fruits."
Fraser-Pryce, who burst onto the international scene as a 21 year-old seven years ago, has since reaped 11 global medals, but is still hungry for more success.
Known for her explosive starts, the Jamaican sprinter has dominated the 100m for the last six years, winning back-to-back Olympic 100m titles in 2008 and 2012.
"I have won back-to-back Olympic titles, but I have never won a back-to-back World Championships title," noted Fraser-Pryce.
"So, of course, there is still something that I am hungry for and something I am looking forward to. I am looking forward to hopefully making the Olympic team in Rio. I am still young, I think, at 28, so I am just looking forward to the rest of the year."