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DOHA, Qatar – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said she is “excited” to win her fourth world 100m title. She also described this victory as the sweetest of the four won so far.

She won titles in Berlin 2009, Moscow 2013, Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019. Fraser-Pryce also won three World Championships relay gold medals.

“I can’t believe it. I worked so hard to be back. The field was so strong I had to come good here, and I’m so excited to come out with the victory,” she said.

Fraser-Pryce won the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 women’s 100m final in 10.71, just short of her personal best of 10.70.
Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, starting in the lane next to Fraser-Pryce, took silver in national record with a time of 10.83. Bronze went to the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou in 10.90.

Jamaica’s Rio 2016 100 and 200m champion Elaine Thompson finished fourth in10.93. Jonielle Smith, the other Jamaican in the final, finished sixth in 11.06.

Fraser-Pryce’s joined her in celebration on the track.
“Standing here having done it again at 32, and holding my baby, is a dream come true,” Fraser-Pryce said.

“I had no sleep last night. Last time I was at a major championship was 2016, and I just could not sleep with nerves. But with mental toughness, you will get what you want.

“I just wanted to nail my start, which I did, and in the end, I was just making sure to get to the line, and not leaving anything to chance,” she said.


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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.