Veteran sprint coach Stephen Francis has sent an ominous warning that his two charges, Olympic gold medallists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson are in the shape of the lives ahead of Thursday's start of the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior and Junior Championships at the National Stadium.
Fraser-Pryce, the 3-time world 100m champion and Thompson, the reigning Olympic double sprint champion, currently hold the second and third fastest times in the world with 10.88 and 10.89 respectively. “I personally think both of them are better than they have ever been. They will meet in the two races (100m and 200m) in the trials this year and I think they will probably meet at Pre Fontaine. After that they get back into preparation and assuming that they qualify (for the World Championships), see how much better they are going to get in the three months up to Doha,” said Francis.
The first round of the women's 100 metres is scheduled for Thursday evening at 8:40. The national championships will be used to select Jamaica's team for the IAAF World Championships in Doha between September 28 and October 6.