Fraser-Pryce seeks slice of 100m history in Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has revealed that she is in a relaxed state of mind as she prepares to become the first woman to win three 100 metres gold medals at the Olympic Games.

The 28-year-old Jamaican will step up her Rio 2016 preparations by attempting to achieve the same feat at the World Championships in Beijing this month, Xinhua reported on Thursday.

“I feel mixed emotions when I remember my first Olympics (Beijing 2008),” Fraser-Pryce told Rio2016.com.

“I was not among the favourites to even win a medal there and yet I won the gold. Then at the London Olympics in 2012, as defending champion, were great expectations of me and I was still able to win the 100m gold medal,” Fraser-Pryce, who won the silver medal in the 200 metres in 2012 Games, added.

“For the Rio 2016 Games, I hope that everything will be good and golden for me.”

Fraser has already qualified for the 100 metres and 200 metres events in Rio while the Jamaican 4×100 metres relay team — reigning world champion — has also secured a berth.

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