Jamaica’s sprinter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce becomes world’s fastest 100 metres woman

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

The Jamaican track and field sprinter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, ran a 10.71 seconds to win the world 100 metres title at the 2019 World Championships in Doha on Sunday, September 29th, 2019.

U.K’s Dina Asher Smith came behind in 10.83 to seal a new British record and her first world senior medal. Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou settled for bronze in 10.90 after clinching silver in the previous edition in 2017, London.

The Kingston, Jamaica born athlete to win 100 m gold at the Olympics, was away in the 2017 edition of the tournament to have her son, stunned with a 10.80 to become the world’s fastest ever in the heats. She went on to race an amazing 10.87 in the semi-finals before a 10.71 in the final to seal a fourth world title (2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019).

Fraser Pryce said after the race, “To be standing here as world champion again after having my baby, I am elated.

“Having my son and coming back, performing the way I did, I hope I can give inspiration to all the women starting a family or thinking of starting a family. You can do anything.”

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