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“I had the success”: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clinches gold at blistering speed as Jamaica clean sweep women’s 100m

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took gold in 100m sprint at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, leading Jamaica to a clean sweep.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

The 2022 World Athletics Championships have had a cracking start, as some of the best athletes in the world come together to display their strengths and talent. On Sunday, all eyes were on the women’s 100m finals event- especially as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took to the stage. Fraser-Pryce would go on to run at a blistering speed, and picked up her 12th World Championship medal.


Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her fifth Gold Medal at the World Championships as she led Jamaica to a clean sweep on the podium. Fraser-Pryce clocked a championship record of a blistering 10.67s to clinch the gold medal in utter dominance. Fraser-Pryce’s gold in the 100m means she has won 12 World Athletics Championships medals only behind Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix.

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce leads Jamaica to podium

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Erika Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Herah

Along with Shelly-Ann, Jamaica’s Erika Jackson took second place with a time of 10.73s, while compatriot and veteran Elaine Thompson-Herah took third place with 10.81s. Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith finished in fourth place and equalled her national record of 10.83s.

“I went back home and I worked and I worked and I came out here, and I had the success,” a beaming Fraser-Pryce said according to SportStar. This adds to her title in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019. She also took the gold medal at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012.

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