Fraser-Pryce ranks third on Greatest Female Athletes’ list

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Jamaica sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the third most outstanding female athlete of all-time.

According to readers of Athletics Weekly, only Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia and Fanny Blankers-Koen of Netherlands ranked higher than the diminutive Jamaica’s sprint darling who is nicknamed the ‘Pocket Rocket’.

The poll results were published on Thursday, December 3, 2020, in the magazine’s December edition.

Ethiopian long-distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba finished atop with 31.1 per cent ahead of Fanny Blankers-Koen 25.7.

The 33-year-old Fraser-Pryce, finished third best with 18.9 per cent of the votes.

Fraser-Pryce a six-time Olympic medallist, she won two Olympic Games 100 metres gold medals, back-to-back in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. She finished third, in Rio 2016.

The Jamaican won nine World Championships medals, among them four 100 metres and one 200 metres.

Fraser-Pryce also won at the 2014 World Indoor 60 metres and the Commonwealth Games 4×100 metres.

She has personal best times of 10.70, which is the Jamaican 100 metres record she shares with compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah, and 22.09 seconds over the 200 metres. Her 60 metre best is 6.98 seconds.

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