Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to miss Olympic 200m, reports say

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the two-time reigning Olympic and world 100m champion, will not contest the 200m at the Rio Olympics, according to reports.

Fraser-Pryce withdrew before the Jamaican Olympic Trials 200m final Sunday night, reportedly due to continued problems with a toe injury that has bothered her since at least early spring.

“No medical exemption was submitted for Shelly-Ann,” for a spot on the Olympic 200m team, the president of Fraser-Pryce’s track club said, according to Agence France-Presse.

On Friday, Fraser-Pryce finished second in the Jamaican Trials 100m to make the Rio team in that event and the 4x100m relay. Elaine Thompson, the world 200m silver medalist, won the 100m at Trials in 10.70 seconds, equaling Fraser-Pryce’s national record. Fraser-Pryce clocked 10.93.

Thompson also withdrew before the Trials 200m final, due to a reported hamstring injury, but did submit a medical exemption request, according to AFP.

Fraser-Pryce earned 2012 Olympic silver and 2013 World Championships gold medals in the 200m. She did not contest it at the 2015 Worlds.

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*Correction: An earlier version of this post had Fraser-Pryce’s second-place time in the Olympic Trials 100m incorrect. It was 10.93 seconds, not 9.93.