Fraser-Pryce wins 100m title and Asher-Smith fourth

Fraser-Pryce wins 100m title and Asher-Smith fourth

Venue: Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon Appointment: July 15-24
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won a record fifth women’s 100m world title in a Jamaican medal sweep as Dina Asher-Smith finished fourth.

At 35, Fraser-Pryce set a championship record 10.67 seconds to finish ahead of Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah, who won silver and bronze respectively.

She is the first to win five world titles in an individual track event.

GB’s Asher-Smith tied his British record of 10.83 in Eugene, Oregon.

“This performance is phenomenal for me and I had a championship,” said Asher-FantasticSmith, who won silver in this event at the 2019 Worth Athletics Championships in Doha. “I really have no complaints, but I’m so disgusted that it didn’t get me on the podium. I was so close. But they’re just champions. I’m upset.

“It’s been an interesting season for me so far. I’ve been in good physical shape for a while, but I’ve had things in life that I’ll probably talk more about after the 200m. sure my mind was actually in the race rather than with my family or here.

“We’re looking to keep going faster throughout the summer in the Commonwealths and Europeans. But I definitely came here with the goal of getting on the podium.”

It is the first time a nation has swept medals in the women’s 100m at a world championship, and comes a day after the United States completed the double in the men’s 100m final.

The same Jamaican trio achieved the feat at the Tokyo Olympics last year – Thompson-Herah winning their second gold medal there – and the nation also did it at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Asher-Smith’s British teammate Daryll Neita missed out on a place in the final, finishing third in his semi-final in 10.97.

On Saturday, 26-year-old Asher-Smith had advanced to the semifinals fastest in 10.84, the second-fastest time of her career, and was second in 10.89 in her semi-final. final behind Jackson on Sunday.

She drew lane eight for the final and after a strong start looked most likely to threaten the Jamaicans’ dominance on the podium, but was caught by Jackson and Thompson-Herah.

Asher-Smith’s narrow podium miss – by just 0.02 seconds – comes after a mixed start to the season, in which she was beaten by Neita for the British 100m title.

“I was in better shape than the times I raced throughout the season,” she added.

“I know sometimes it must have sounded crazy when I said I was fit and the races were coming up with something different.

“But it’s psychological. It’s one of those things where you really have to be in the room and emotionally in the room.

“For a good part of the season I couldn’t do that. I didn’t have it in me. It’s just a life thing. I’m glad I got it in time but I’m disgusted.”

Fraser-Pryce ‘feels blessed’

The fifth world title of the double Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce comes 13 years after her first, won in 2009 in Berlin.

She now has 10 world championship titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relays. Three of them have come since she gave birth to her son in 2017.

“I feel blessed to have this talent and to continue to do so at 35, to have a baby, to still go and hopefully inspire women to take their own journey,” said Fraser-Pryce.

“I can’t even imagine how many times I’ve had setbacks and bounced back and I’m here again.

“I keep reminding myself that sometimes it’s not because you don’t have the ability, but it’s the right time. It was the right time and I’m so, so grateful for the continued support.

“It’s the third double I’ve taken part in and I’m so excited. I was able to get the win.”

Fraser-Pryce became the oldest woman to win a world 100m title in 2019, and after extending that record by three years in Eugene, shows no signs of slowing down.

“It’s my favorite world title – doing it at 35, yes I said 35,” Fraser-Pryce said.

“Whenever I’m healthy I’m going to compete. I’m hungry, I’m motivated and I still believe I can run faster and I’m not going to stop until I stop there. to believe.”

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