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Fraser-Pryce and Omanyala confirmed for Botswana Golden Grand Prix

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will kickoff her 2023 season, as Ferdinand Omanyala targets breaking his AR on the Botswana Golden Grand Prix.

World’s quickest lady Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Africa’s quickest man Ferdinand Omanyala, have confirmed their participation on the Botswana Golden Grand Prix on April 29.

The Botswana Athletics Affiliation introduced this by way of a video on their social media platforms, the place Fraser-Pryce confirmed she can be making her season’s debut within the South African nation.

It’s going to be Fraser-Pryce’s second time in Africa after making a maiden look on the Kip Keino Traditional final 12 months, the place she ran a blazing 10.67s for victory within the ladies’s 100m.

She is going to later surpass the ten.70s mark seven occasions all through final season and a kind of performances – her 10.67s for the World title in Oregon – was a Championship Report (CR) which noticed her develop into the primary athlete to win 5 World titles in a single particular person working occasion.

Fraser-Pryce set for season's debut in Botswana
<span class="description"> Jamaicas Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce </span>

Fraser-Pryce’s win got here virtually fourteen years after her first world 100m title, making her the oldest-ever World Champion in any particular person observe occasion. She added 200m and 4x100m Silver medals, ending up with three medals on the championship, then capped her season on the Diamond League ultimate in Zurich, the place she gained her fourth Diamond trophy in a Assembly Report (MR) of 10.65s.

‘Mommy rocket’ as she’s fondly known as, will hope to have the identical fortunes this season when she makes her season’s debut in Botswana.

Omanyala scheduled to headline males’s 100m in Botswana

In the meantime, Africa’s quickest man Ferdinand Omanyala will headline the lads’s class on the meet.

The Kenyan observe star kicked off his outside season final month on the AK Weekend Meet at Nyayo Stadium in his house nation, the place he sped to a blistering 9.85s to win his 100m qualifying heat.

It’s the quickest time in historical past presently of the 12 months (February), which explains his present incredible type and what to anticipate for the remainder of the 12 months.

Omanyala to headline 100m event in Botswana
<span class="description"> Ferdinand Omanyala </span>

Omanyala has promised to run a quick time on the meet, because the observe on the stadium is quick.

“I am excited as a result of I am informed it is a quick observe and you already know what occurs in quick tracks, we run quick occasions,” he mentioned.

The African Report (AR) holder with a time of 9.77s said earlier this season he has his targets set on breaking his file, and Botswana will be the proper place to perform the feat.