Fraser-Pryce may double at World Champs

first_img 200m a possibililty Fraser-Pryce’s status makes her the woman to beat, but that fact does not trouble her. “For the 100m, you don’t have to look at the start lists to know that it is competitive right now,” she said. “They (her competitors) are running well and they are excited and hungry. Five other Jamaican athletes will compete at the meet. Peter Matthews will contest the 400m, while Simoya Campbell competes in the 800m. There are two Jamaican men in the 400m – Edino Steele and Rusheen McDonald. Joining Fraser-Pryce in the 100m will be Natasha Morrison. Stockholm, Sweden: REIGNING OLYMPIC and World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may very well also compete in the 200m at next month’s World Championships in Beijing after all. The defending 200m world champion admitted yesterday that her coach is now reconsidering his earlier decision to have her only compete in the 100m. Fraser-Pryce is currently in Sweden to contest the 100m at the BAUHAUS Athletics meet which makes up a leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series. Once proceedings are over in the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Fraser-Pryce will concentrate all her efforts on retaining her 100m World title at the Bird’s Nest Stadium. However, the Jamaican sprint star was unsure whether she would also compete in the 200m at the sport’s global showcase next month. A clearly relaxed Fraser-Pryce said: “My coach (Stephen Francis) did say earlier in the year that I would not be running the 200m at the World Championships. “But last week in training, I did 250m, 200m and 150m, and I’m like, why is he sending me all the way round the track? “His response was, ‘Who said you’re not doing the 200m at the World Championships?’ “He added that he’s changed his mind and he’s not sure just yet! “The good thing is I’m qualified for the 200m, so it’s not like I’m taking anybody else’s spot. “But for me, my mind is just on the 100m at present.” The affable Fraser-Pryce revealed that should she take part in the longer sprint, she would have a game plan. “The 200m is more strategic than anything else. I’m not an endurance runner, whereas there are other athletes who are good at it because they can run a very good 400m, too. I don’t run a very good 400m at all. “When I get to the 200m start line, it is more a case of whether I go hard for the first 50m, or do I give it 80 per cent and then blast the final stages? “Whatever I settle on along with my coach, that’s what I’m going to do. She added jokingly: “The 200m is too hard!” During her last Diamond League outing in Paris, Fraser-Pryce saw off a top-class field to record 10.74 seconds. In her wake was the highly rated English Gardner from the United States and Africans Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) and Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast). Shelly the one to beatlast_img read more

Strong third leads Flyers to victory

first_imgBurke wasn’t done putting the biscuit in the basket, as 13 seconds later he netted his second of the evening, putting the Flyers on top by a score of 7-5, which would be the final score of Friday’s game.  Flyers goaltender Troy Hunt turned aside all 10 shots he faced in the final period, helping the Flyers secure the win.After stringing together two wins in a row, the Flyers will next hit the ice Friday, Feb.3, when they will travel to the Grande Prairie Coca-Cola Centre to take on the Athletics, the NPHL’s top ranked team. It was an offensive first period for both clubs, as the opening frame concluded with Hythe leading 4-3 on the scoreboard. Flyers rookie Cody Kalb had a goal and an assist for the Flyers in the first, while Jeff Fast and Todd Alexander also scored for Fort St. John.Despite trailing entering the second, the Flyers out shot the Mustangs 16-11 in the first period.The second period saw both teams exchange single goals. It only took Fort St. John 1:20 to tie the game at 4-4, as Jeff Fast scored his second of the evening, with Todd Alexander earning the lone assist on the goal.- Advertisement -However, Hythe would regain the lead before the conclusion of the second, scoring roughly halfway through the second period, regaining the lead at 5-4.It was quite a strong third period for the Flyers, specifically, a productive minute and seven seconds. At the 9:25 marker of the final frame, Jeff Fast completed his hat-trick, scoring his third goal of the game and more importantly, tying the game at 5-5. Todd Alexander and Cody Kalb would get the assists on the game-tying-goal.54 seconds later, Dave Burke scored his first of the game, assisted by Ian Munro. Burke’s goal put the Flyers back on top in the scoring department, as they led 6-5. The goal would prove to be the eventual game winner.Advertisementlast_img read more