Fraser-Pryce powers to 100m win in Doha Diamond League

Jamaica’s two-time Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce underlined her credentials for the 100m crowns in Tokyo with an impressive win in Doha the second of the elite Diamond League meetings of the season on Friday, May 28, 2021.

The 34-year-old, who won gold ahead of Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith at the same venue at the 2019 World Championships, came home in 10.84 seconds.

The time makes her the third-fastest woman in the world this year.

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare was second in 10.90 but American Sha’Carri Richardson withdrew before the start.

World leader Richardson was suffering from cramps in the wake of her second-placed finish behind Asher-Smith at a wet and windy Gateshead on Sunday, May 23.

Fraser-Pryce, who missed more than a year of action around the birth of her son in 2017, is aiming for a third Olympic 100m title after winning gold in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. She also won bronze in Rio in 2016.

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