BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 23: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and Nediam Vargas of Venezuela competes in the Women's 100 metres heats during day two of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 23, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for IAAF) *** Local Caption *** Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce;Nediam Vargas

photomark 1 1024x531 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1In semi-final action at 8.30pm local time in the women’s 100m at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, with the Caribbean contingent, led by the coaching guru and MVP track club boss, Stephen Francis-conditioned, sprint dynamos, the Jamaicans, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson, advancing to the last eight in an hour and 35 minutes later.

They were both timed at 10.88 to win their respective heats. In heat 2, Fraser-Pryce had dismissed a stern challenge from Dutch lass, Dafne Schippers, leading her all the way to the line. After the race, her fans hearts must have fluttered, as she winced as though in pain and got quite emotional as she accepted congratulations from the field.

Thompson was sheer relaxed speed as she cruised home with supreme confidence ahead of US champion, English Gardner.
The Francis magic wand had its wave from in the first heat, where Trinidad & Tobago’s Michelle Lee Ahye in 10.90 was triumphant with new girl, the MVP track club out of Jamaica girl, Christania Williams , third, in a personal best of 10.96 to be a provisional qualifier. She had to wait trackside, in anxiety until the last heat to confirm her advance.

The other semi-finalist from Trinidad & Tobago, Semoy Hackett, did not make it, as she was 5th in heat 3 with 11.20.



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