By News Desk
Ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics, Jamaican athlete, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, has concluded plans to participate in both 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2020 sporting event.
Fraser-Pryce is a two-times Olympic 100 meters champion and won gold at this year’s world championships in Doha.
The 32-year-old, who has four world 100m titles to her name, did not compete in the 200 at the 2016 Rio Olympics to focus on the shorter event in which she finished third despite a toe injury.
Disclosing her plans ahead of Tokyo Olympics which starts on July 24 to Aug. 9, 2020, she said: “I will be doubling up definitely.
“Last year I really wanted to attempt the double but coach had other plans so I just worked with that plan. He knows best.”
Fraser-Pryce, who won the 200 meters gold medal at the 2013 world championships and silver at the 2012 London Olympics, said her aim was to run under 22 seconds for the first time in what will be her fourth and final Olympics.
“I am definitely looking forward to running the 200 meters, especially because I believe in my heart that I can run 21 seconds,” she added. “It’s a big passion of mine so I am working really hard towards that.”