“I am really looking forward to running a personal best and hopefully I can do it here,” Fraser-Pryce said yesterday. Fraser-Pryce has a personal best of 10.70 seconds, while her season’s best is 10.74.
She added: “I love coming here. The stadium is always filled with fans, it’s one of the few places where the stadium is always sold out, and I know that the fans are looking forward to seeing lots of medallists from the World Championships, so I am looking forward to doing the best I can.”
Fraser-Pryce is the leader in the 100m with 12 points and a win today will seal the Diamond race title.
The 2015 Beijing World champion will face compatriots Veronica Campbell-Brown and Natasha Morrison in the event. All three were members of the Jamaica team which clocked a championship record 41.07 seconds to win the sprint relay gold medal in Beijing last weekend. Campbell-Brown has a 2015 best of 10.89, while Morrison’s season’s best is 10.96.
Kaliese Spencer is also biding to capture the 400m hurdles Diamond race ahead of World Champion Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic. Hejnova has 14 points and Spencer is on 12.
Other Jamaicans down to compete today include World 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson in the women’s 100m B race, men’s relay gold medallist Nickel Ashmeade and discus thrower Jason Morgan.
Schedule for Jamaicans
10:55 a.m. Men’s discus: Jason Morgan
12:10 p.m. Women’s 100m B race: Kerron Stewart, Elaine Thompson, Sherone Simpson
1:05 p.m. Women’s 400m hurdles: Kaliese Spencer, Janieve Russell
1:29 p.m. Women’s 100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Natasha Morrison
1:56 p.m. Men’s 200m: Nickel Ashmeade, Rasheed Dwyer
2:36 p.m. Men’s 400m hurdles: Annsert White
2:55 p.m. Women’s 4x100m