Sunday, August 5, 2012

Shelly-Ann Triumphs in London Olympics

- Jamaica Observer photos

 Shelly Repeats 100m Olympic title

— as Campbell Brown claims bronze
Jamaica Observer | Sunday, August 05, 2012

LONDON, England — She thought her win four years in Beijing, China was sweeter as she was an unknown and inexperienced then, but you couldn't tell as she fell to the track in shock and surprise after her win in the women's 100m was confirmed on the big scoreboard inside Olympic Stadium last night.
In front of a packed stadium with capacity 80,000 spectators on a cool night perfect for sprinting, Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Veronica Campbell Brown provided Jamaica's first two medals — gold and bronze at the XXX Olympiad in London to get the medal hunt underway and jump into third place, on the athletics table and 28th overall, tied with Ethiopia behind leaders Great Britain with three gold medals and the People's Republic of China with a gold and two bronze.

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Ricardo Makyn photos - Gleaner   

'Pryceless'! Shelly, VCB open Ja's medal account

André Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter | The Gleaner
LONDON, England:
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce lying on the track, hands cupped over her face after an Olympic 100m final. We have seen this before, but this time around, with Beijing now an ever-fading memory, it was the capacity crowd inside London's Olympic Stadium that was jumping wildly for the little Jamaican.
Like she did as an unknown four years ago, Fraser-Pryce struck gold in the 100m at the London Olympic Games, clocking a blistering 10.75, to lead silver medallist Carmelita Jeter, 10.78, and compatriot Veronica Campbell-Brown, 10.81, to the line, as Jamaica secured its first two medals at the games.
"Yes, the track is fast," Fraser-Pryce laughed, before sharing her simple but effective strategy - get out of the blocks first, and stay in front.

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