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He shouted, shaking his fist. A gesture from the speed queen: Jamaican Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce wins her fifth world title in the 100m.
That gold was added to the gold she won in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019 and her Olympic crowns in 2008 and 2012.
On Sunday, Fraser-Pryce set a new record (at the championships) by stopping the clock in 10.67 seconds at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA.
She was followed by her compatriots Sherika Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Hera who won silver and bronze respectively.
Fraser-Pryce, 35 years oldHe became the first person to win five world titles in an individual track event at the World Championships.
Additionally, this is the first time a country has achieved this Huge win in women’s 100m In a world championship.
The same Jamaican trio accomplished the feat at last year’s Olympics in Tokyo (Thompson-Hera won a second gold on that occasion).
Jamaica had already done this at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
“I won’t stop until I goAnd It has to be believed”
In total, Fraser-Pryce has won 10 world championship titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
He later won three of them to give birth to her son ZionIn 2017.
“I feel blessed to have this talent, to continue to do it at 35, to have a baby, to move forward, and to inspire women to go on their own journey,” she said.
“I can’t even imagine how many times I’ve had setbacks and I’ve bounced back and I’m here again.”
“I remind myself that sometimes it’s not because you don’t have the talent, it’s just when the time is right. It was the right time And I am very grateful for the continued support.”
“It’s the third 1-2-3 (Jamaica’s top three in the race) that I’ve been a part of and I’m really excited. I was able to take the win.”
became Fraser-Pryce Senior woman Having won the 100m world title in 2019 and held that record for three years at the event in Eugene, she shows no signs of letting up.
“It’s my favorite world title: to do it at 35, yes, I said 35,” Fraser-Pryce said.
“I’m going to compete as long as I’m healthy. I’m motivated and always hungry to do more. I think I can always run fasterI won’t stop until I stop believing it.”
“He Lived in Usain Bolt’s Shadow”
American Michael Johnson, a former 200m and 400m Olympic champion, praised Fraser-Pryce’s achievement in a statement to BBC Sport.
“Shelley-Anne Fraser-Pryce is amazing. The 100m is arguably the hardest event to come back from as a champion and she’s done it five times,” he said.
“His longevity (in elite athletics) is very impressive considering he won his first world title in 2009 in the 100m. I think it has been underestimated many times. He lived in the shadow of Usain Bolt.
“They both won their first Olympic titles in the same year, 2008. He’s been retired for a long time and she’s still going, had a baby, came back and still runs fast.”
“It’s a testament to his greatness – his longevity and consistency in such a difficult event is amazing.”
“The only thing missing from his resume is the world record. If he can break the world record, you could argue he’s had a better career than Bolt.”
Women’s 100m World Record 1988: American Florence Griffith-Joyner clocked 10.49 seconds.
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