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Fraser-Pryce wins gold in IAAF 100m women’s final

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has won gold in the World Championships 100m final.

Dina Asher-Smith also became the first British woman to win an individual sprint medal in 36 years claiming silver.

Fraser-Pryce won with 10.71 seconds to claim her eighth world title.

For Asher-Smith who is 23-year-old, it is her first major global medal outdoors.

With a time of 10.83, she also sets a new British record.

Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou took bronze.

IAAF championships
The three medalists. Photo: Reuters

Asher-Smith told the BBC that she “worked so hard for this, for this championship, and hopefully I’ll go on to do bigger things. When I stood on the line I was thinking right, this is your time to go.

“A PB, a national record – that is more than you can ask for in a final. Shelly-Ann did a fantastic performance and that’s why she’s an absolute legend. I am happy!

“It’s a long season and it’s easy to get carried away in having the small achievements along the way. For me and my coach, it’s always been stay focused, make sure your training is tailored towards this and keep one eye on the prize.”


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