With 80-days to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games, coach of decorated sprinter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, says the ‘Pocket Rocket’ is peaking at just about the right time.
The reigning World 100m champion has been working out under the supervision of Reynaldo Walcott since her latest departure from the MVP Track Club last year.
Walcott who is also head coach of the St. Elizabeth Technical High School, STETHS, says Fraser-Pryce’s times this season are good indicators of the form she’s in.
In Fraser-Pryce’s last outing she won the women’s 200-metres at the Velocity Fest meet at the National Stadium last month.
She was clocked at 22.66 seconds in the race.
Reigning Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah, and the American Sha’Carri Richardson have been setting the standards in the women’s 100m this season. Thompson Herah ran a season-best 10. 78 seconds to win the 100-metres at the Pure Athletics Elite Meet in Clermont, Florida on Sunday, the second fastest time in the world this year.
Richardson has the quickest time, 10.72 seconds, done at the Miramar South Florida Invitational last month.
Walcott says those times serve as motivation for Fraser-Pryce.
Reynaldo Walcott, coach of Shelly-Ann Praser-Pryce.