Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her impressive 2019 form with a sizzling 10.74s run at Friday’s Athletissima Lausanne Diamond League meeting.
Fraser-Pryce, who shared the world-leading time of 10.73 with fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson, done at the Jamaica Trials, made things look easy against the star-studded field.
“I came to Lausanne in a very happy state of mind despite a poor performance in Stanford. I am delighted with 10.74 today, such ups and downs make sure that you do not take anything for granted and do not get complacent,” said Fraser-Pryce.
“It is a long season this year; I; I am feeling great. Let’s see how the season progresses; I; I will happily embrace anything that the season will throw at me. I am going to enjoy and do my best,” explained Fraser-Pryce, the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic champion.
Dina Asher-Smith finished second in 10.91 and Marie-Josée TA LOU, third in 10.93. Dafne Schippers ended fourth in 11.04.
Asher-Smith commented: “My coach will be frustrated about my start. I was annoyed when I crossed the finish line. I’m obviously not in the best shape I can be.”
“I am not really satisfied with my performance today. It is still a Season Best, but I clearly stayed in the blocks at the start,” said TA LOU.
In the women’s 400m, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, 50.88s, and Shericka Jackson, 52.35, were 3rd and 8th respectively. Salwa Eid Naser won the event in a meeting record and season-best 49.17s.
Anthonique Strachan (BAH) 22.81s finished 3rd in the women’s 200m, won by Gabrielle Thomas (USA), 22.69 ahead of Jodie Williams (GBR) 22.75s.
Ronald Levy pocketed bronze in the men’s 110m hurdles, running 13.25s to finish behind Orlando Ortega (ESP) 13.05 and Daniel Roberts (USA) 13.11s.
Tajay Gayle (JAM), 8.13m finished 4th in the men’s long jump, which went to Juan Miguel ECHEVARRÍA (CUB) with 8.32m.
Janieve Russell (JAM) was also a 4th placed finisher, 55.13s, in the women’s 400m hurdles. Shamier Little, who ran at the Jamaica Trials, won the event in 53.73
Jamaicans Shanieka Ricketts, 14.65m and Kimberly Williams, 14.52m, were 4th and 5th respectively in the women’s triple jump. Caterine Ibarguen (COL) won the event with 14.89m