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Medal hunt!

Jackson, Fraser-Pryce, Thompson-Herah ready to start Ja’s medal count

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:09 AM

In what many track and field experts and analysts predict to be the most dramatic event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, three of Jamaica’s top female sprinters line up early today for the semi-finals of the highly anticipated 100 metres event in Tokyo, Japan.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson are expected to advance to the finals.

Aiming to be the first woman to win three Olympic gold medals in the 100m event, Fraser-Pryce who clocked the fastest time in the world – 10.63s – at the National Trials will do battle with defending Olympic 100 metres champion, Thompson-Herah.

Thompson-Herah has shown excellent form coming into Tokyo having won the 100 metres in Hungary at the start of the month in a sizzling time of 10.71.

Jackson, a multiple medallist in the 400m, finished second at the Trials with an impressive 10.77 in the 100 metres.