Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes 4th WC gold in 100m.

Jamaica stepped up their medal chase at the World Championships on day three, taking gold and silver to take the tally to three, two gold and a silver. The great Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was in scintillating shape as she spread-eagled a good field to win the 100 metres in 10.71, her fourth 100 metres World Title.

Shelly FlagEarlier, a quartet of Nathon Allen, Roneisha McGregor, Tiffany James and Javon Francis ran tough to take silver in the mixed relay in a national record 3:11.78. The race was won by the United States in a world record 3:09.34, Qatar were third.

The highly anticipated women’s 100 metres final proved a classic as Fraser-Pryce flew from the blocks and was never headed. Dina Asher-Smith of England was second in a national record 10.83 with Marie Jose Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast third in 10.91. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson was fourth in 10.93 and Jonielle Smith sixth in 11.06.

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