Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce confirmed for Diamond League's Bislett Games in Oslo, July 1

By June 23, 2021

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is set to make her first appearance in a Diamond League race in Oslo on July 1.

The four-time Diamond League champion will be chasing her 20th victory on the Diamond League circuit when she goes up against Marie Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast and Jamaican compatriot Natasha Morrison as well as the USA’s Javianne Oliver, who was second in the 100m at the USA Olympic trials last weekend.

Fraser-Pryce is expected to come up against Morrison, who has run a season-best of 10.87, at the Jamaican national trials that begin on Thursday at the National Stadium in Kingston. The four-time world champion is down to contest the 100m and 200m.

The two-time Olympic 100m champion is the fastest woman in the world this following her 10.63 run at the Olympic Destiny Series meet in Kingston on June 5.

It was a new national record and the first time she had ever run under 10.70 seconds.

The 34-year-old also got her Wanda Diamond League campaign off to a strong start.

In her two previous Diamond League meets this season, Fraser-Pryce was fourth in Gateshead and then won in Doha in her then season-best time of 10.84.

As it is, Merlene Ottey’s stadium record of 10.88 is under threat.

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