Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led a Jamaican sweep of the women’s 100 metres, running 10.67 for the gold on Sunday’s (17 July) third day of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field in Eugene, USA.
Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah won silver and bronze, respectively.
This is the 1st ever sweep in the women’s 100 at the World Championships, and it is also the 1st sweep for Jamaica at the Worlds.
Fraser-Pryce’s time of 10.67 is a championship record, bettering the mark of 10.70 set by Marion Jones (USA) in 1999.
Fraser-Pryce became the first person to win five world titles in an individual running event and, at 35-201, breaks Justin Gatlin’s record as the oldest world champion in an individual event on the track.
Fraser-Pryce was the previous oldest gold medalist in this event, in 2019, at 32-201.
Fraser-Pryce also breaks a tie for most medals in the event with Carmelita Jeter (USA) and Merlene Ottey (JAM), who both won 4 medals.
With the women’s 100 metres, the men’s 100 metres, and the men’s shot put, there have now been 3 medal sweeps at Oregon22, which equals the most at a single edition of the World Championships, also set in 1983, 2005, and 2007.
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