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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce aims to make Olympic history -- before Bolt

Published 1208 GMT (2008 HKT) July 18, 2016
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won world championship gold in 2015 with flowers in her hair and green braids. What's the plan for Rio? "I haven't made up my mind but I'm loving blue right now..."
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Fraser-Pryce is heading to her third Olympics. "I'm looking forward to the athletes' village. The first time, I went into the cafeteria -- it was huge and there were so many athletes there. It was breathtaking to be able to be among all these athletes, and also to make friends."
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Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt both have the chance to complete a historic sweep of three straight Olympic sprint titles at Rio 2016. Fraser-Pryce's chance comes a night before Bolt's. "We've never spoken about it. I know what he wants and he knows what I want."
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Fraser-Pryce owns Olympic silver medals over 200m and in the 4x100m relay, but she will focus on the individual 100m in Rio to minimize the risk of aggravating a toe injury. "It started in 2015 and I've had it for a year, but it has suddenly got worse."
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Away from the track, Fraser-Pryce owns a cafe and a hair salon, has a foundation set up under her nickname of "Pocket Rocket," and will start studying for a master's degree after the Olympics.
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Fraser-Pryce says she's "excited" for Rio despite negative headlines about the Brazilian city's preparations. "I'm hoping it's exaggerated a bit," she says. "Sometimes, when you get there, it's not as bad as how it was in the media."
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Like Bolt, she won the 100m world title at Beijing National Stadium in 2015. Patrick Smith/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
Both Jamaicans completed 100/200m doubles at the 2013 world championships in Moscow. Adrian Dennis/ AFP/Getty Images
At London 2012, Fraser-Pryce triumphed in a time of 10.75 seconds from American Carmelita Jeter and fellow Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown. SI
At Beijing 2008, two and a half years before she married longtime partner Jason Pryce, Fraser led a Jamaican clean sweep of the Olympic 100m medals as Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart tied for silver. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images/file