Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce laid claim to being the greatest female 100m sprinter of all time when she won her fifth 100m world title at the 2022 World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday.
Fraser-Pryce led a Jamaican sweep of the event winning in a new championship record of 10.67 as Shericka Jackson ran a personal best of 10.73 for the silver medal while Tokyo Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah was third in 10.81.
It was the third time this season that the 2019 champion has run 10.67 this season. She has now run under 10.70 five times in what has been a glittering career.
In fourth was Dina Asher-Smith, who ran a personal best and new national record of 10.83.
The first seven women all ran under 11 seconds as Mujinga Kambudji was fifth in 10.91, Aleia Hobbs (10.92) was sixth. Marie Jose Ta Lou was seventh in 10.93. USA champion Melissa Jefferson was eighth in 11.03.
The result means that Jamaica won its first three medals of the championship and helped soothe the disappointment the country would have experienced earlier when mere moments before the start of the 110m hurdles final, medal favourite Hansle Parchment tweaked his hamstring while warming up and was unable to take part.
Grant Holloway won the gold in 13.02.
NCAA champion Trey Cunningham won the silver medal while Spain’s Azier Martinez was third in a new personal best of 13.17.