Jamaica’s Pocket Rocket Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce broke Merlene Ottey’s meeting record in the 100m at the Atletica Mondiale meeting in Italy.

clocks 10.98s to win 100m at Meeting Città Di Padova 2015

Fraser-Pryce breaks Merlene Ottey’s 25-y-o meet record in Italy

World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce broke a 25-year-old meet record set by former compatriot Merlene Ottey, after she clocked 10.98 seconds (-0.8m/s) to win the women’s 100m at the XXIX Meeting Citta di Padova in Italy on September 6th.

“It was a big surprise to hear that I broke Ottey’s meeting record, I did not know about that,” said Fraser-Pryce.

“I was excited to be here. I hope to have the chance to come back to compete in this meeting next year.”

Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison finished fourth in a time of 11.50 seconds while second and third went to Brazil’s Rosangela Santos (11.42) and American Shalonda Solomon (11.50).

Fraser-Pryce, who ended her season after winning two gold medals, retaining the women’s 100m and was part of the winning Jamaican women’s 4x100m team at the World Championships in Beijing, China, erased the 10.99 seconds which was set by Ottey on September 16, 1990.

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