Will Fraser-Pryce’s Injured Knee Dash Her Hopes for a Historic Sixth World 100m Title?

With the much-awaited 2023 World Athletics Championships approaching, the spotlight is firmly fixed on Jamaica’s iconic sprinter, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce.

However, as she embarks on her quest for a historic sixth 100m world title, recent concerns about a knee injury have cast uncertainty over her chances of defending her crown.

Fraser-Pryce suffered a setback in May during training in Kenya when she sustained a knee injury.

Despite the challenges, the determined athlete refused to be discouraged.


Last week, she participated in races, recording times of 10.82 seconds in Lucerne and 10.83 seconds in Madrid just three days later.

Nevertheless, doubts have lingered leading many fans of the sport wondering if the injury will jeopardise her chances at the upcoming World Athletics Championships.

The competition is fierce as Fraser-Pryce faces formidable opponents, each vying for the top spot on the podium. 

The Gold medal contenders include Shericka Jackson (10.65), Sha’Carri Richardson (10.71), and Marie Josee Ta Lou (10.75), all of whom have showcased impressive times this season.

Concerns about Fraser-Pryce’s fitness level were fuelled by her comments after her race in Madrid on Sunday.

After being asked about her recovery, she admitted, “If I’m being truthful, then it’s no, it’s not 100 per cent, but you know it is what it is.”

Undeterred by the uncertainty surrounding her injury, the Jamaican sprint queen maintains unwavering focus on the task at hand ahead of the highly anticipated 2023 World Athletics Championships.


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