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DOHA, Qatar – Three Jamaicans, led Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, will contest tonight’s final of the women’s 100m final at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 in Qatar.

The final is set for 3:20 pm Jamaica time.

Fraser-Pryce, who had the second-best reaction time, took control from early to destroy the field. She eased down across the line in 10.81s, the fastest time of the three semi-final heats.

Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast trailed her across the line to finish second in 11.05. Dafne Schippers of Netherland finished third in 11.07 and took one of two non-automatic qualifying spots.

Earlier, Elaine Thompson looked flat in her second-place finish behind Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast. Thompson crossed the line in 11.00 flat to Ta Lou’s 10.87.

American Teahna Daniels, who was third in 11.10, also made the final.

Jonielle Smith, the third Jamaican in the field, booked her place with a second-place finish in 11.06. Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) won the semi-final heat in 10.87s.

Fraser-Pryce will run from lane 6, Thompson 5, Asher-Smith 7 and Smith 9 in the final.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.



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