Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins fifth women's 100m world title

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Photo credit: Christian Petersen
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has taken her fifth 100m world title at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, US.

The 35-year-old Jamaican athlete ran 10.67 to win the 100m final – a record time for the World Champs. She finished ahead of compatriots Shericka Jackson, who finished second in a lifetime best of 10.73, and Elaine Thompson-Herah, who clocked 10.81, to finish in third.

It's the first time a nation has taken all three podium spots in the women's 100m at a World Championship.

Fraser-Pryce, a two-time Olympic champion, is the first person to secure five world titles at an individual track event. She won her first 100m world title in Berlin in 2009, at the age of 22.

Afterwards, she told BBC Sport: 'I feel blessed to have this talent and to continue to do it at 35, having a baby, still going, and hopefully inspiring women that they can make their own journey.'

Despite equalling her British record of 10.83, Dina-Asher Smith finished an agonising fourth. She had qualified fastest for the semi-finals on Saturday, where she placed second, but despite her best efforts, finished 0.02 seconds behind Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Afterwards, she told BBC Sport:

'I really couldn't fault it but I'm so gutted that it didn't get me on the podium. I was so close. But that's just champs. I'm upset.

'It's been an interesting season for me so far. I've been in physical shape for a bit but I've had some life things that I'll probably talk about more after the 200m. I needed to make sure my mind was actually in the race rather than with my family or here.'

The 200m heats will take place at 17:05 local time later today.

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