|Gleaner photo by Ricardo Makyn|
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica reclaimed the World Championships women’s 100-metre title by winning the final in a world-leading 10.71 in Moscow, Russia a short while ago.
Fraser-Pryce won by a big margin to give Jamaica its second gold medal at the championships.
The double Olympic champion had lost the title in 2009 with a fourth place finish.
The gold medal came 24 hours after Usain Bolt reclaimed the men’s 100-metre title after a false start in 2009.
Fraser-Pryce’s Jamaican teammate Kerron Stewart finished fifth in 10.97 in a race where the top five finished under 11 seconds.
Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast took the silver medal in 10.93, while American Carmelita Jeter won the bronze in 10.94.
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The threat from Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare never materialised as Fraser Pryce ran Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast (10.93) into second and defending champion Carmelita Jeter(10.94) into third
American English Gardner was fourth in 10.97 seconds, followed by Jamaican Kerron Stewart who ran 10.97.