CM – Fraser-Pryce avenges Olympic 100 m defeat in a brilliant 10.60 time

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from Jamaica celebrates after winning the women’s 100 meter race at the Athletissima meeting. – AP

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce scored the third-fastest women’s 100-meter run in history at the Athletissima meeting on Thursday, beating Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Fraser-Pryce sat down out of the blocks from her Jamaican rival and came back to 10.60 seconds with Thompson-Herah 0.04. A cooling tail wind at 1.7 meters per second was within the legal framework.

The 34-year-old Fraser-Pryce picked up 0.03 seconds from her personal best, which she set in Jamaica in June, nine years after she had won her second Olympic title over 100 m.

« It was a long season, but for me I never give up, I keep working hard and stick to my task, » she told the Swiss broadcaster RTS in an interview after the Race.

Both women have improved their times since Thompson-Herah retained her Olympic title in Tokyo with a brilliant 10.61, where Fraser-Pryce won silver with 10.74.

On Saturday, Thompson-Herah reduced Her personal best at the Prefontaine meeting in Eugene, Oregon, was 10.54 seconds. This is the second of all time after Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 33-year world record of 10.49.

Fraser-Pryce is driving the fastest season of her career four years after the birth of her son.

« I’m delighted I was able to show up anyway and show women that it is definitely possible to have a career, have a family and come back, « she said.

In front of a crowded stadium with around 12,000 spectators, the first six runners saw the 100 dip under 11 seconds. Olympic third Shericka Jackson was third again with 10.92.

Half an hour later, the wind was blowing in the men’s 200 with up to 3.2 meters per second. The winning time of Olympic runner-up Kenny Bednarek of 19.65 was not part of his personal best.

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Olympic pole vault champion Armand Duplantis finished fourth after failing to overtake 5.82 meters, 20 centimeters below his gold medal height. Christopher Nilsen, the American silver medalist, won with 5.82.

In the 400 hurdles for women, Olympic runner-up Dalilah Muhammad took fourth place, while bronze medalist Femke Bol from the Netherlands won 53.05.

Karsten Warholm, the men’s Olympic champion in the 400 hurdles, moved to the 400 level and finished fourth behind American Wilbert London, who was victorious in 45.17.

Warholms world record time in Tokyo of 45.94 was less than one half a second slower than his 45.51 straight on Thursday.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen was another Norwegian gold medalist who tried another event. The 1,500 champion won a 3,000 meter race in 7: 33.06.

Olympic champions on Thursday were Ryan Crouser in the men’s shot put with a Lausanne meeting record of 22.81 meters and Mariya Lasitskene with 1.98 Meters in the women’s high jump.

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