World Championships: Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce wins 100m gold

Last Updated: 12/08/13 10:40pm

  • Share:
Fraser-Pryce: Victorious in Moscow

Fraser-Pryce: Victorious in Moscow

Sky Bet

Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sped to her second World Championship 100m gold with an imperious performance in Moscow.

The 26-year-old Jamaican always looked the most likely winner having burst out of the blocks and was comfortably ahead of her rivals to clinch the big prize in 10.71 seconds.

Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast was visibly delighted to edge silver in a blanket finish behind Fraser-Pryce while the experienced American Carmelita Jeter claimed bronze.

Surprise

Elsewhere, there was a surprise winner of the men's pole vault in German wonderkid Raphael Holzdeppe, who cleared 5.89m to get the better of silver medalist Renaud Lavillenie of France.

Valerie Adams continued her domination of the women's shot put as her effort of 20.88m was enough to hold off Christina Schwanitz and become the first woman to win four successive world titles.

Great British hope William Sharman ran a valiant fifth in the final of the 110m hurdles, which was won by David Oliver of the USA, while Poland's Pawel Fajdek out-threw his rivals to claim gold in the men's hammer.

  • Share:

Related

World Athletics Championships 2013

Salazar slams Farah claims

Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar has slammed any talk that the double world and Olympic champion could have used drugs.

Mo Farah claims a double-double by cleaning up in Moscow

World Champs review

We take an in-depth look at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow and pick out the big stories.

Sprint relay team stripped of medal

Great Britain's men's sprint relay team were stripped of their bronze medal after an illegal baton change.

Most Popular

Features

Take the strain, Jos

Take the strain, Jos

Jos Buttler will be under huge mental and physical burdens as a Test keeper, says Nasser Hussain.

Summer stars

Summer stars

Who, aside from the big four, should shine during the North American swing? Barry Cowan assesses…

On Tight Lines...

On Tight Lines...

Fly fishing is on the agenda this week as angler Peter Cockwill joins us for an expert breakdown