MOSCOW, Russia (Sporting Alert) — Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce powered her way to world-leading 10.71 seconds to dominate the final of the women’s 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow on Monday.
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The Jamaican was the hot favourite for the gold medal and the Olympic champion proved just how good she is with the super run that was never challenged.
Murielle Ahouré of the Ivory Coast was a distant second in 10.93, with American defending champion Carmelita Jeter taking the bronze in 10.94.
American champion English Gardner and Jamaican Kerron Stewart both ran 10.97, while Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, who started the championships as a medal favourite, finished sixth in 11.04.
Jamaica now complete the 100m gold sweep in Moscow, following Usain Bolt’s title winning performance in the men’s race on Sunday.
Another big time performance came in the women’s 400m where Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu won gold in the 400 metres to set a new national record of 49.41 and regained the title she first won in 2007.
Amantle Montsho, who seemed to have had the race won until the last metre, decided on leaning back instead of forward and was pipped by a determined Ohuruogu, who never gave up.
Montsho finished with the same time, while Antonina Krivoshapka of Russia, was third in 49.78.