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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, celebrates after winning the women's 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Didlick)

Jamaica’s track and field queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran her fastest 100m time since 2019 at Friday’s (28 May) Diamond League meet.

Fraser-Pryce, who is usually a fast starter, recorded the fastest last 40 meters.

The Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games 100m champion ran the first 20 metres in 3.1 seconds. She was timed in 5.1 at 40m and 7.0 at 60m.

Fraser-Pryce lights up Doha

Fraser-Pryce’s 80m time was a fast 8.9 seconds, the fastest of the field.

She crossed the line in 10.84 seconds, making her the third-fastest woman in 2021 behind Sha’Carri Richardson, 10.72 and Elaine Thompson-Herah, 10.78.

American Javianne Oliver matched Fraser-Pryce for the first 40 metres but dropped back 7.1 to 7.0 at the 60m mark.

Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria, who trailed Oliver 3.2 to 3.1 at 20m, 5.2 to 5.1 at 40m, finished very strong.

They were timed at 7.1secs and 9.0secs at 60m and 80m marks, but Okagbare closed fastest in the last 20m to finish with 10.90 to Oliver 11.03.

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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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