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Friday, December 19th, 2014

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Flashes to Take 100m Gold at World Championship

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominated the rest of the field to win the World Championships 100-meter title in Moscow Monday.

The sprinter improved on her world leading time, finishing in 10.71 seconds, ahead by .22 seconds from silver medalist Muriel Ahoure of the Ivory Coast.

Fraser-Pryce was in the clear lead by the 50-meter mark and none of her competitors were able to make up any ground on the Jamaican in the latter half of the race.

The 26-year-old has established herself as the top sprinter in the world in recent years. She won the same title in Berlin in 2009, as well as the Olympic gold in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

“I had my obstacles – I was starting to feel pain under my left butt cheek,” Fraser-Pryce said. “It was really hurting but I knew what I worked for.”

“I am surrounded by great people, I came here and did my best and actually won,” she said.

Defending world champion Carmelita Jeter of the United States settled for the bronze medal.

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