Eugene, Oregon (AP) — A smile for the entire mile will come in a moment. Shelly-Ann Fraser Price lifted her right fist twice into the air and screamed loudly at her stand when she saw her name emerge on her first Sunday night in the 100-meter final. Was raised.
Yeah, she did it. Also.
And anyone who thinks Jamaica’s popular 35-year-old mom is over on this side of Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s most famous 100-meter runner, feels embarrassed.
Fraser Price returned to the top of the sprint game, leading the Jamaican sweep and knocking off his favorite two times to win the fifth world title at 100. Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Hera.
“A great many people believe that when a woman turns 35, our gift of talent somehow diminishes,” Fraser-Pryce said. “But I can still compete side by side, and it’s very special.”
Fraser Price, who ran out of lane 6, led the gorgeous 74-degree night in Oregon all the way, crossing the line in 10.67 seconds. She defeated Shericka Jackson in 0.06 seconds, and Thompson Hera finished in an amazing third place at 10.81.
The smile came later. In fact, there are many of them.
With blonde hair tied to the top of the braid and a breeze of greenish rock, Fraser Price smiled and took a selfie with his fans while jogging on the winning lap.
In Tokyo last year, it was different from the scene where I was confused and dissatisfied with the difference of 0.13, which is the second place after Thompson Hera at the Olympic Games.
“I went home, worked, worked, came out here and succeeded,” radiant Sprinter said in her on-track interview.
The night began with the idea that Thompson Hella might knock out Florence Griffith Joyner’s 34-year-old world record of 10.49. Less than a year later, Thompson Hera joined Florence as the only other woman to run 10.54 on this same track in Prefontaine Classic and below 10.6.
Fraser Price ran exactly 10.6 before, but instead of breaking Fro Joe’s record, it was held by Marion Jones. Her 23-year-old World Championship mark was 10.70.
Fraser-Pryce will add this to the world titles won in the 100s of ’13, ’15 and ’19 in 2009. She also won the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
It wasn’t a big surprise that the aftermath in the stadium corridor felt like a party.
Dozens of ticket owners in “Sherry Ann” T-shirts (with a photo of her at the time she was still wearing braces) were heading to the exit, some of which were high fives. It was a.
One of them, Errol Byles, a former Jamaican elite sprinter, said he met Fraser-Pryce by plane. They exchanged numbers and kept in touch. Before the world, he asked her to send some shirts, and they walked with her pride and wore them.
Biles recalled the Jamaican atmosphere when a 21-year-old woman, known as Shelly-Ann Fraser, entered the first Olympic Games in 2008. The skeptics said she was too young. She went to the then world champion Veronica Campbell Brown.
Fraser won the spot and led the Jamaican sweep at 100. It felt like Bolt’s hot dogging the night before, a bit of an undercard to a world record-setting victory. Still, a star was born.
“She has the heart of a champion and is determined to prove that everyone is wrong,” Biles said. “Some people think she’s not as good as others because she’s an old mom now, but she’s determined to prove it in another way, and she Is doing that. “
So, the night after the United States swept the podium at Men’s 100, Fraser-Pryce and Co. showed that there was considerable speeddown left on the island.
At the start of the winning lap, Thompson Hella, who slowly paced a few steps behind Fraser Price and Jackson, expressed a variety of emotions.
“That makes a lot of sense to us. We are working hard,” she said. “One, two, three in the Olympics, one, two, three in the championship. I wanted to win but it didn’t work. But I’m still traveling.”
And so is Fraser-Pryce.
Her recent wins show the defense of the title she won in 2019. This is what she won two years after she missed the world of London while she was giving birth to her four-year-old son, Zyon. She called it a “victory of motherhood.”
That night she also told me that she sat in her bed and cried the day she learned she was pregnant. People suggested that her career was over.
It’s not a long shot.
“It’s very special to be still here,” Fraser Price said. “It will still make sense to just show other women that they can start anywhere and experience success not only in their twenties but also in their thirties.”
The Jamaican Sweep provided a short change in the plot from what has turned into an American show in the first world disputed in the United States. The United States won nine medals on Sunday, indicating that the organizers of the tournament have stated that it is the best day of any country in the history of the world. The old record was eight medals won by the Soviet Union in 1991.
A few minutes before the women’s 100, Grant Hollowway and Trey Cunningham finished 1-2 with 110 hurdles. The race could have been wiped out if Oregon receiver Devon Allen, a hurdleer, hadn’t had a false start in a tournament that ranked second in the world. The red card met an amorous boo from the crowd. Allen took some time to leave the truck, but he was clearly not happy with the call.
At that time, Ryan Crouser was shot put to finish the American 1-2-3 finish. Winning last year’s Olympics was Krauser’s second consecutive world title. His rival Joe Kovacs finished second and his teammate Josh Awotande was third.
“We’re proud of that. We’ve always said it’s the most shot put country in the world, but today we’ve proved it,” Kovacs said.
The closing was a 1-2 finish by Katie Nagiotte, an American pole vaulter who added this to her title in Tokyo last year, and Sandi Morris, who currently holds three silver medals from around the world.
Earlier that day, Americans Brooke Andersen and Janee’Kassana Boyd won gold and bronze with a hammer throw. By the end of the third day, the United States had won 14 medals. Eleven more than Jamaica, the other three countries were second. Six gold, which is three times the total of second place Ethiopia.
One of Ethiopian gold came from Tamira Totra during the Sunday morning marathon. Of the 10,000 boys, Kenya’s world record holder Joshua Cheptegay defended his world title at 27: 27.43. Another champion of the day was the discus-throwing Lithuanian Mykolas Romeris.
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