World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith fourth as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins ladies’s 100m title

Location: Hayward Subject, Eugene, Oregon Date: 15-24 July
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce received a file fifth Jamaican 100m world title whereas Dina Asher-Smith completed fourth.

At 35, Fraser-Pryce ran a championship file of 10.67 seconds to complete forward of Shericka Jackson and Elaine Thompson-Herah, who took silver and bronze respectively.

He’s the primary to win 5 world titles within the particular person monitor occasion.

GB’s Asher-Smith equaled her British file of 10.83 in Eugene, Oregon.

“This sport is wonderful for me and I’ve had an incredible championship,” mentioned Asher-Smith, who received a silver medal on the 2019 Worth Athletics Championships in Doha. “After all I could not go mistaken, however I am very drained that it did not put me on the rostrum. I used to be very shut. However solely champions. I am upset.

“It has been an attention-grabbing season for me to date. I have been in form for some time however I’ve had a few life issues that I am going to most likely discuss extra after the 200m. I wanted to verify my thoughts was proper within the race as a substitute of being with my household. or right here.

“We’re trying to construct momentum all through the summer season on the Commonwealths and Europeans. However I undoubtedly got here right here with an eye fixed to get on the rostrum.”

It’s the first time a nation has received a clear sweep of medals within the ladies’s 100m on the World Championships, and it comes a day after the US accomplished a one-two-three within the males’s 100m last.

The identical Jamaican trio achieved nice success ultimately 12 months’s Olympic Video games in Tokyo – Thompson-Herah successful her second gold within the occasion – and the nation additionally doing so on the 2008 Video games in Beijing.

Asher-Smith’s GB teammate Daryll Neita missed out on a spot within the last, ending third in his semi-final in 10.97.

On Saturday, 26-year-old Asher-Smith was quickest to qualify for the semi-finals in 10.84, the second quickest of her profession, and was second in 10.89 in her semi-final behind Jackson on Sunday.

He drew eighth for the ultimate and after a great begin, he appeared prone to threaten to dominate the Jamaican podium however was introduced again by Jackson and Thompson-Herah.

Asher-Smith’s slim podium miss – by simply 0.02 seconds – comes after a combined begin to the season, the place she was crushed by Neita to the British 100m title.

“I used to be in higher form than the occasions I used to be operating all season,” he added.

“I do know generally it will need to have appeared loopy once I was saying I used to be nice after which the race turned out to be one thing completely different.

“However it’s psychological. It is a kind of issues the place you need to be within the room and emotionally within the room.

“For a very long time I could not do it. I did not have it in me. That is simply life. I am glad I received it in time however I am drained.”

Fraser-Pryce ‘feels blessed’

Two-time Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce’s fifth world title comes 13 years after her first, received in 2009 in Berlin.

He now has 10 World Championship titles within the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. Three of these have come since she gave delivery to her son in 2017.

“I really feel blessed to have this expertise and nonetheless be doing it at 35, having a child, nonetheless going, and I hope to encourage ladies that they’ll make their very own journey,” mentioned Fraser-Pryce.

“I can not even think about what number of occasions I have been in bother and I’ve bounced again and right here I’m once more.

“I preserve reminding myself that generally it is not as a result of you do not have the flexibility but it surely’s the proper time. It was the proper time and I am so grateful for the continued assist.

“That is the third-two-three that I have been part of and I am very completely happy. I used to be capable of stroll away with a win.”

Fraser-Pryce grew to become the oldest lady to assert a world 100m title in 2019, and after extending that file for 3 years in Eugene, she exhibits no indicators of letting up.

“It is my favourite world title – doing it at 35, sure I mentioned 35,” Fraser-Pryce mentioned.

“So long as I am wholesome I am going to compete. I am hungry, I am pushed and I all the time imagine I can run quick and I will not cease till I cease believing that.”

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