SFP: testing season has been good for me
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has admitted that winning her third Olympic 100m gold medal in Rio next month would be her finest achievement.
The sprint queen, also the reigning 100m world champion, has been plagued by injury this campaign, but has said that she will call upon all her maturity and experience when she lines up at the Olympic Games in Brazil.
The Grace Foods ambassador, speaking at the company's HQ in Hertfordshire 48 hours before a Diamond League outing at the Anniversary Games at London's Olympic Stadium today, revealed that she has shed a tear or two as injuries have blighted her season.
However, she admitted that she was still hungry for success despite her plethora of medals.
She told STAR Sports: "Each year I leave a major championships I still feel I haven't reached where I can go as an athlete.
"I believe in consistency in terms of my training. This year has been very hard in terms of the injuries but it has provided an extra fire and motivation for me.
"I've not been in this place before in terms of being injured and chasing a championship but I don't feel that I have anything to prove to anybody.
"You want to do well when you are healthy, but now that you are not, do you back off? Anything can happen, this is life."
Whatever the outcome in the sprint finals in Rio, the Jamaican has no plans to retire and has half an eye on the World Athletics Championships, which will be held in London where she claimed her second Olympic gold four years ago.
There is work to be done before that, and the effervescent Fraser-Pryce admits that the prospect of a third Olympic title excites her.
"This would be by far my greatest championship if I land the gold. It would be the most rewarding for me in terms of being an athlete and individual because this year has taken a lot out of me.
"At the same time, I have gained a lot from the year, in terms of spiritually and finding out just who I am as a