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DOHA, Qatar – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said she is “excited” to win her fourth world 100m title. She also described this victory as the sweetest of the four won so far.
She won titles in Berlin 2009, Moscow 2013, Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019. Fraser-Pryce also won three World Championships relay gold medals.
“I can’t believe it. I worked so hard to be back. The field was so strong I had to come good here, and I’m so excited to come out with the victory,” she said.
Fraser-Pryce won the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 women’s 100m final in 10.71, just short of her personal best of 10.70.
Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, starting in the lane next to Fraser-Pryce, took silver in national record with a time of 10.83. Bronze went to the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou in 10.90.
Jamaica’s Rio 2016 100 and 200m champion Elaine Thompson finished fourth in10.93. Jonielle Smith, the other Jamaican in the final, finished sixth in 11.06.
Fraser-Pryce’s joined her in celebration on the track.
“Standing here having done it again at 32, and holding my baby, is a dream come true,” Fraser-Pryce said.
“I had no sleep last night. Last time I was at a major championship was 2016, and I just could not sleep with nerves. But with mental toughness, you will get what you want.
“I just wanted to nail my start, which I did, and in the end, I was just making sure to get to the line, and not leaving anything to chance,” she said.
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