Eugene (United States), July 18 ( Surprise Sports Desk) Jamaican legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dashed across the finish line first to lift her fifth 100m world title at the World Athletics Championships here.
The 35-year-old multi-Olympic and world champion led the pack of Jamaican sprinters to sweep the podium in a championships record time of 10.67 seconds.
Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson clocked a personal best of 10.73 for the silver while Elaine Thompson-Herah, Tokyo and Rio Olympic champion in the event, bagged bronze in 10.81.
American athletes won big on the third day of the 10-day competition, claiming four out of seven gold medals on offer on Sunday.
Grant Holloway successfully defended his 110m hurdles title in 13.03 seconds, beating American compatriot Trey Cunningham by five hundredths of a second. Spain’s 2021 European U-23 champion Asier Martinez finished with a bronze in a personal best of 13.17, Xinhua reports.
On the field, two-time Olympic champion Ryan Crouser reinforced his dominance in the men’s shot put by winning his first senior world title in a championships record of 22.94 metres. Two-time world champion Joe Kovacs and Josh Awotunde finished the American podium sweep in 22.89 and 22.29 respectively.
Elsewhere, Tokyo Olympic champion Katie Nageotte edged her fellow American Sandi Morris as she cleared 4.85m with a single attempt for the pole vault gold. Morris cleared the same height with one more try. Australian Nina Kennedy came third.
Brooke Andersen of the United States claimed the women’s hammer throw gold medal with an effort of 78.96 meters. Canada’s Camryn Rogers took the silver with 75.52m, and American Janee Kassanavoid pocketed the bronze with 74.86m.
China’s Luo Na finished eighth with 70.42m.
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, the world record holder, defended his 10,000m title after he held off all challengers on the final lap to clock a winning time of 27 minutes 27.43 seconds.
Kenya’s Stanley Waithaka Mburu took silver in 27:27.90, and Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda claimed bronze in 27:27.97.
Tamirat Tola from Ethiopia stood on top of the men’s marathon podium with a championships record time of two hours, five minutes and 36 seconds.
He was followed by another Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew in 2:06:44 and Belgium’s Bashir Abdi in 2:06:48.
— Surprise Sports Desk