No Olympic double bid for Jamaica’s Fraser-Pryce
KINGSTON (JAMAICA) – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s about an Olympic sprint double happen to be dashed following her late withdrawal in the 200 meters final in the Jamaican trials, officials confirmed Monday.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won back-to-back gold medals within the 100m in the Beijing and London Olympic games
Bruce James, president of Fraser-Pryce’s MVP track club, told AFP within an email no medical exemption have been posted for that two-time Olympic 100m champion after she brought out of Sunday’s race in Kingston.
MVP team-mate Elaine Thompson, who also withdrew in the 200m final, had requested an exemption, James stated within an email.
“A clinical exemption was posted for Elaine as she meets the needs for any medical exemption within the 200m,” he stated.
“No medical exemption was posted for Shelly Ann as she doesn’t satisfy the… mentioned criteria for any medical exemption within the 200m,” he added.
James stated fitness issues were behind the choices of both women to withdraw.
Fraser-Pryce continues to be troubled with a niggling foot injuries while Thompson were built with a sore hamstring, he stated.
“In the two cases the athletes health was the main concern,” James stated.
Fraser-Pryce, 29, won back-to-back gold medals within the 100m in the Beijing and London Olympic games but needed to accept silver within the 200m behind Allyson Felix this year.
Thompson won silver over 200m finally year’s World Titles in Beijing.