Jamaica completed a sweep of the medals in the women’s 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon with Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce claiming her fifth title in the event.
Fraser-Pryce clocked a championship record 10.67 seconds to claim the gold ahead of teammate Shericka Jackson, 10.73, and Elaine Thompson-Herah, 10.81.
The Jamaicans were heavy favourites to complete the first-ever sweep in a women’s 100-metre race in the history of the World Championships, however, the order was in question, with the rise of National Champion, Shericka Jackson.
Thompson-Herah was not in the same shape as the 10.5s she scorched last season.
The race itself, was fast, with seven of the eight women, dipping below seven seconds.
Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith was fourth in a national record 10.83 seconds, while Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji was fifth in 10.91.
The United States’ Aleia Hobbs, 10.92, Côte d’Ivoire’s
Marie-Josée Ta Lou, 10.93, and the United States’ Melissa Jefferson, 11.03 rounded out the field.