Time seems to have no control over Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: at age 35, the sprint legend shot for a historic fifth world title in the 100m to climb the highest step of a podium 100% Jamaican in Eugene, Oregon. Sunday. Jamaica’s long yellow and green hair Fraser-Pryce won in 10 seconds and 67 – no one had ever run so fast in the world final – ahead of Shericka Jackson (10.73) and Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.81) , the reigning Olympic double. champion of the 100 and 200 m.
“It’s my fifth world title in the 100 meters, and it reaches 35, yes, I said 35!smiled the little Caribbean, three-time Olympic champion and now ten-time world champion, still awaited at the start of the 200 and 4×100 m Oregon. “I firmly believe that I am able to run faster, and since I believe in it, I will not stop until I do.she said.I work hard, I am diligent, determined and I always want more“.
“To inspire women»
This fifth world gold medal in the queen race (after 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019) opens to the one that receives the nickname “pocket rocket“(the”pocket rocket”) The doors of two super select clubs. He joins Ukrainian pole vault Sergei Bubka, German discus thrower Lars Riedel and Polish hammer thrower Pawel Fajdel among the five-time world champion athletes in the same individual event. Therefore, she is the first to get such a performance on the track. And adding to his five world golds in the 100 m, the 200 m won in 2013, that is, six individual world titles, he also makes a place next to Bubka, again, the American icon Michael Johnson and the British cross-country skier. Mo Farah. Only his compatriot Usain Bolt did better, with seven world crowns in the 100 and 200 meters.
Fraser-Pryce is also the exceptional longevity of an athlete who in the summer of 2017 was the mother of a young child, Zyon, and returned to the highest level, acclaimed by another legend, Allyson Felix. “35 years! Great! 10 seconds 67! Fifth world title!tweeted the 36-year-old American, the most decorated athlete in history at the World Championships with 19 medals. “I hope that, like Allyson, it serves as inspiration to show women that after the age of thirty you can be successful, that after the age of thirty nothing limits you.“replied the Jamaican.
Fraser-Pryce has won twelve world medals, ten of which are gold. Later than Felix, and two of his countrymen, Bolt and Merlene Ottey, fourteen each.
Fourteen years after Olympic gold
Above all, his first world title dates back thirteen years. Better yet, the first of his two individual Olympic golds, both won in a straight line, dates back fourteen years, in 2008 to Beijing.
At 35, Fraser-Pryce is the oldest 100-meter world champion in history, in both men and women. At the Hayward Field track on Friday evening, he responded, with Jackson and Thompson-Herah, to the American hat-trick achieved at the same distance by the American sprinters, led by Fred Kerley, 24 hours earlier. “We couldn’t let them steal the show!she smiled. No nation had ever monopolized the world podium in the women’s 100 meters. “1 2 3Bolt tweeted, accompanying his message with three Jamaican flags.
The three Jamaican rockets, however, had already signed the same performance at the most prestigious of the events, at the Olympic Games, last summer in Tokyo. In a different order, with Thompson-Herah ahead of Fraser-Pryce and Jackson. The other three finalists of the evening smiled on the American athletes, who won seven of the nine medals in play in the 110-meter hurdles, the men’s weight throw and the women’s pole vault. Grant Holloway (13.03) retained world gold in the 110m hurdles ahead of Trey Cunningham. With weight, Ryan Crouser took the lead in another American hat-trick, ahead of Joe Kovacs and Josh Awotunde. And Katie Nageotte overtook Sandi Morris in number of tries (4.85m) in the pole vault.
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