The Jamaican put a time of 10.67 and stayed with the test once again. She had already achieved it in Berlin 2009, Moscow 2013, Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019.
Shelly-Ann Fraser Prycethe smallest of the finalists, won his fifth 100m world title in 10.67 seconds leading a Jamaican triplet. Shericka Jacksonbronze in the 2020 Tokyo Olympicsrose with silver medal with a record of 10.73 and the double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah completed the podium in 10.81.
Hectometer world champion for the first time in Berlin 2009the nicknamed Pocket Rocket repeated victories in Moscow 2013, Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019before rounding off his collection with this fifth crown in Eugene. Jamaican speed had suffered a severe blow this Saturday in the men’s category, not only with the American treble led by Fred Kerley (gold at 9.88), but because two of their representatives had already fallen in the semifinals. only the young Oblique Seville31, had gotten into the final, and that to stay just outside the podium.
But the championship schedule offered Jamaica an immediate chance at redemption just 24 hours later, in the women’s sprint. On paper, the tables were turned here. With talents like Fraser-Pryce, Thompson-Herah (Olympic double double) and Jackson a Jamaican sweep similar to the American one in men was not ruled out. The degree of reparation had to be commensurate with the magnitude of the offence, so that anything other than an exclusive podium result could be interpreted as unsatisfactory.
In the Olympic final in Tokyo, the triplet already happened a year ago (with Elaine, Shelly-Ann and Sherickain that order) and the three dominated the world ranking of 100 with Fraser-Pryce in front (10.67). Thompson-Herah (10.82) and Jackson (10.84) were the fastest in the semifinals, while SAFP spent just enough to win his heat at 10.93. Two hours and 20 minutes later, little Fraser-Pryce ratified her hegemony with a new championship record (10.67). The three Jamaican medalists aim to double, also competing in the 200.
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World Championships in Athletics: Fraser Pryce, gold in the 100m for the fifth time