MIAMI, Florida, Sporting Alert — Jamaican speedster Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has declared that she will attempt to win the sprint double at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, later this year.
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Fraser-Pryce last attempted a major championships 100m and 200m double at the 2013 world championships in Moscow, Russia, as part of her historic sprint treble outing.
The three-time 100m world champion has been in sparkling form thus far this season and she revealed her plans for the worlds.
As part of her preparation for Doha, Fraser-Pryce, who has three 200m races under her belt so far this campaign, hinted that she is set to add to that half-lap number at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru, which gets underway this weekend.
“Right now I am just focused on the Pan Am Championships. I think I am running the 200s there so I am looking forward to that,” said Fraser-Pryce, who holds a personal best time of 22.09 in the half-lap.
“I haven’t run a 200 in the longest time, the last time was at my national championships, so I am looking forward to getting because I am doubling at the World Championships,” she added.
Superb 2019 Form Continues
The 32-year-old is coming off an impressive 10.78 seconds 100m winning performance at the Muller Anniversary Games in London Stadium on Sunday.
“It’s a long season and I’ve been training and training,” the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion told the British media after the race.
“To come out here and run 10.78 is a fabulous time. I feel good. The aim is to make sure when I get to Doha, that I’m on point.”
In the last four outings, Fraser-Pryce has managed to produced times of 10.74, 11.00,10.95 and 10.78, respectively.
She shares the Jamaican national record of 10.70 seconds with training partner Elaine Thompson, the Olympic sprint double champion from Rio 2016.
Fraser-Pryce, a seven-time world champion, has a season-best of 22.22 seconds for the 200m.
The IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, will run from September 28 to October 6.