Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the best female sprinter of all time
EUGENE, OREGON - JULY 16: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Team Jamaica reacts after competing in the Women’s 100 Meter heats on day two of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 16, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images for World Athletics)

LUCERNE, Switzerland (July 19) – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a five-time world champion, effortlessly glided to victory in her first 100m race of 2023, setting a phenomenal new meeting record at Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern Meeting.

She crossed the finish line in a blazing 10.82, leaving her competitors in awe. Zoe Hobbs (NZL) put up a strong challenge but could only manage 11.08 for second place.

Natasha Morrison (11.18) and Briana Williams (11.35), both Jamaican sprinters, finished in 5th and 8th positions, respectively.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the back-to-back world 100m champion, spoke to the crowd after the race, saying, “It differently feel good, it’s the first one,” while adding she “just kind of want to feel where I am at.”

In the B race, Serena Cole claimed 5th place in 11.31, closely followed by fellow Jamaican Jonielle Smith in 6th place with a time of 11.39. Gina Bass (HAM) took the victory with a swift 11.19.

Jamaican Julian Forte blazed through the finish line with a season-best 9.99, outpacing national champion Rohan Watson (10.03) to win the men’s 100m. Michael Campbell (JAM) secured 5th place with a strong performance of 10.21.

Rusheen McDonald of Jamaica set the track ablaze in the men’s 400m race, crossing the finish line in a sensational 44.80 seconds. Botswana’s Collen Kebinatshipi came closest with a time of 45.15. McDonald ran a season-best 44.03 three days ago.

Tyler Mason led home a fantastic Jamaican 1-2 finish in the men’s 110m hurdles, clocking 13.19, with Orlando Bennett close behind in second place at 13.22. Jamaican athletes Damion Thomas (13.51) and Ronald Levy (14.89) secured 7th and 8th positions, respectively.

Amoi Brown delivered an incredible performance in the women’s 100m hurdles, leading a Jamaican 1-2 finish. She crossed the line in 12.64, narrowly edging out Beijing 2015 world champion Danielle Williams, who finished in 12.68.

Janieve Russell dominated the women’s 400m hurdles, blazing around the track with an incredible season-best time of 53.65. She triumphed over former world record holder Dalilah Muhammad (USA), who finished with 54.01, and fellow Jamaican Andrenette Knight, who clocked 54.13.

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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.