Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked the sixth-fastest time in historical past as she led a Jamaica 1-2-Three in Eugene; Nice Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith equalled her nationwide 100m document, however needed to accept fourth; Elsewhere, there was frustration for Katarina Johnson-Thompson within the heptathlon
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce desires to proceed to encourage generations of ladies after securing a fifth 100m title on the World Championships.
The 35-year-old defended her 2019 crown in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday night with a championship document of 10.67 seconds – the sixth quickest time in historical past.
Fraser-Pryce got here house forward of Jamaica team-mates Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah, with Nice Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith fourth, and hopes her achievements function inspiration for others.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she thinks of her age as a ‘constructive’ after she gained her fifth World 100 meter title topping a Jamaican sweep in Oregon.
“I really feel blessed to have this expertise and to proceed to do it at 35, having a child, nonetheless going, and hopefully inspiring ladies that they’ll make their very own journey,” mentioned Fraser-Pryce, having returned after the beginning of her son Zyon in 2017 to turn out to be the oldest girl to assert a 100m world title in 2019.
“I can not even think about the quantity of instances I’ve had setbacks and I’ve bounced again and I am right here once more. I proceed to remind myself that typically it isn’t as a result of you do not have the flexibility nevertheless it’s the correct time. It was the correct time and I am so, so grateful for the continual assist.”
Asher-Smith had hinted pre-Championships she had been preserving one thing again for Eugene and equalled her nationwide document of 10.83 seconds with her run within the last.
But the 26-year-old nonetheless narrowly missed out on a podium place, which means she was unable so as to add to the 100m silver medal she gained on the final World Championships three years in the past.
“This efficiency is phenomenal for me, and I’ve had a implausible championships,” Asher-Smith mentioned. “I actually could not fault it however I am so gutted that it did not get me on the rostrum. I used to be so shut, however that is simply champs – I am upset.
“I wanted to ensure my thoughts was really within the race relatively than with my household or right here. I am glad that I used to be capable of push out the performances that I do know I used to be able to.
“We’re trying to preserve going quicker all through the summer season into Commonwealths and Europeans. However I undoubtedly got here right here with a watch to get onto the rostrum.”
Asher-Smith now turns her consideration to the defence of her 200m title, which begins on Monday night at Hayward Area.
Frustration for Johnson-Thompson in heptathlon
Defending champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson revealed her frustration at failing to problem for medals after day one of many heptathlon.
The 29-year-old sits sixth with little hope of retaining her title on the World Championships in Eugene, trailing chief and Olympic champion Nafi Thiam by 273 factors and lies 193 factors adrift of the rostrum locations.
Accidents and a late change of coach have left Johnson-Thompson, who has 3798 factors, taking part in catch-up and dissatisfied.
“It isn’t good, it isn’t a spot the place I need to be at a Championships, particularly as I do know I can achieve this significantly better traditionally, and I feel I might have completed higher with just a few tweaks. I am pleased with simply being right here,” Johnson-Thompson mentioned.
“I received again into actually exhausting coaching within the final six weeks however sadly I have never come out of the opposite facet within the place I needed to be.
“I am nonetheless right here, I am nonetheless preventing, and that is a part of what I am making an attempt to do at this championships – be right here, combat and be aggressive.”