Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Pulls Out Of 200m #Doha2019
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 29: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates winning the Women's 100 Metres final during day three of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF )

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was in top form on the weekend at the sixth Velocity Fest meet at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Fraser-Pryce, Doha 2019 World champion, ran a sizzling 10.86 seconds to win the women’s 100m dash. The mark lowered her previous world-leading time of 10.87, done at the meet 4 on August 8.

Elaine Thompson, who ran 10.88 at the previous meet, produced another sub-11, 10.92 to win heat 2 and took second place overall.

Srabani Nanda, 11.60, Megan Tapper, 11.82 and Melaine Walker, 12.85 were the other finishers.

Anthonique Strachan did not finish.

Yohan Blake won the men’s 100m. He ran 10.15 seconds to beat Ramone Barnswell, 10.46 and Nigel Ellis, 10.51.

  1 Blake, Yohan                 Titans                   10.15  +0.0  3
  2 Barnswell, Ramone            Mvp Track & Fiel         10.46  +0.0  3
  3 Ellis, Nigel                 Mvp Track & Fiel         10.51  +0.0  3
  4 Callender, Emmanuel          Pelicans Track Club      10.57  -0.8  2
  5 Rowe, Samuel                 Ricketts Perform         10.58  -0.8  2
  6 Jones, Conroy                Unattached               10.72  -0.8  2
  7 Ramie, Joseph                Mvp Track & Fiel         10.83  -0.1  1
  8 Salmon, Sanjay               Unattached               11.17  -0.1  1
  9 Dennis, Jasauna              Unattached               11.22  -0.1  1

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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.