Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her excellent form this season with another stunning display at today’s (10th Aug) Monaco Diamond League meeting.
The Mommy Rocket shot from the blocks and was unmatched for the entire race. Fraser-Pryce, who recently won her fifth world title in Oregon22, powered across the line, punching the air in jubilation as she celebrated another massive win, 10.62 on the clock.
Fraser-Pryce’s time is a world lead and meeting record, which is just shy of her 10.60secs lifetime best. It also marked the sixth time this season she is running under 10.7, a historical achievement.
Shericka Jackson ran a personal best for second, 10.71, and Marie-Josee Ta Lou, an African record, 10.72, for third place.
Every woman in the field ran sub-11; Aleia Hobbs got a personal best of 10.81, Twanisha Terry, 10.90, Daryll Neita, 10.91 and Tamara Clark, 10.96.
Mellissa Jefferson did not start.
Rushell Clayton wins women’s 400m hurdles
Meanwhile, Rushell Clayton won the women’s 400m hurdles, producing a lifetime best of 53.33 to beat fellow Jamaican Janieve Russell, 53.52. Russell won the Commonwealth Games title a few days ago while Clayton was fourth.
In the men’s long jump, Jamaica’s former world champion Tajay Gayle got out to 8.06m, a season’s best, for fourth place. Maykel Masso of Cuba topped the field with 8.35m.