Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is still the enemy queen. The Jamaican won the world title in the 100 meters for the fifth time in her career at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene. She blasted off to gold at Hayward Field in a championship record of 10.67.
The silver and bronze medals also went to the Jamaican runners. Sherica Jackson took the silver in 10.73, and twice Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Hera took the bronze in 10.81.
For 35-year-old Fraser-Pryce, this was already her 10th world title. She also won four world titles with the Jamaican relay team in the 4x100m and 1x200m. She won her first title in the 100 meters, still the king’s number in athletics, in 2009 in Berlin. After that, world titles were added in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She became an Olympic champion in 2008 in Beijing and in 2012 in London. Last year in Tokyo, she had to settle for a silver medal.
The only thing missing from her list of impressive achievements is the world record. Fraser-Pryce has a personal best of 10.60, but the fastest 100m of all time is still as Florence Griffith Joyner with a 10.49, set in 1988.
America scored no fewer than four gold medals on the third day of the World Cup in Eugene, the city of athletics in the United States. Grant Holloway extended his title in the 110-meter hurdles (13.03 seconds), Ryan Crozer won the shot (22.94 meters), Katie Ngot was the best pole vaulter (4.85 meters) and Brock Anderson took the gold with a hammer throw (78.96 meters).
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