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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce might be the only sprinter who can keep up with Usain Bolt

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, center, competes in the final of the women’s 100 meters Monday at the world championships in Beijing.

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If there were any questions about Jamaica’s domination in the sprints — and there weren’t — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce provided a convincing answer on Monday.

The 28-year-old Kingston native won her third world championship at 100 meters, matching an impressive career total set by countryman Usain Bolt a couple of days earlier.

Fraser-Pryce started fast out of the blocks and held off silver medalist Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands to win in 10.76 seconds, a time that apparently did not please her.

“I get tired of 10.7s, honestly,” Fraser-Pryce, who has never broken the 10.70 mark, told reporters.

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What she lacks in world records, she makes up for in 100-meter gold, having now won at the 2009, 2013 and 2015 world championships and the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Tori Bowie of the U.S. finished third at 10.86.

 


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