Women's Sport: 'I can win Tokyo gold' Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes she can keep younger generation at bay

17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 - Day Four

The 33-year-old four-time 100m World champion has her sights set on Gold at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Fraser-Pryce only returned to the sport early last year after taking two years out to give birth to son Zyon but is determined to give the younger athletes a run for their money. She already holds the record for the oldest woman to win a world or Olympic 100m title with a September victory in Doha. 

On top of this, the Jamaican athlete scooped 100m gold at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 as well as snatching the bronze behind compatriot Elaine Thompson and American Tori Bowie at Rio 2016. She also confirmed plans to compete in the 200m at Tokyo 2020.

Although Fraser-Pryce returned to training just 10 weeks after Zyon's birth in 2017, she wasn't able to compete to her full extent and had to use a special stomach-stabilising band following her cesarean section.

Fraser-Pryce said: "I definitely believe it's possible, considering the year I had and the room to improve. There are things that I do personally that I missed out on and have gone light on.

"That time out actually gave me the time to just mentally refocus on the goals that I want to achieve and I'm going to soldier on and I'm definitely looking forward to making it to my fourth Olympic Games."

She added: "The plan last year was to do the double, and my coach decided he didn't want me doing the double, considering I just came back off a break,"

"So, this year we are attempting to do the 100 and the 200, and my programme has been geared towards that."

Fraser-Pryce is also a nominee for the World Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus Awards in Berlin on 17 February.

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