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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Wins Silver as Allyson Felix Takes Gold

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - August 8, 2012

Above: the 200m final

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce won the silver medal in the women’s 200-metre final Wednesday.

The United States’ Allyson Felix took gold, finishing in 21.88 seconds.

While Fraser-Pryce’s time represented a personal best, it was not enough to beat Felix. Fraser-Pryce and and fellow Jamaican Campbell Brown each medaled in the women’s 100m race, finishing first and third, respectively.

Campbell-Brown finished fourth, with a time of 22.39 seconds. It was the fifth medal in London for Jamaica, which has been dominating the track events on the men’s and women’s sides.

American Carmelita Jeter took home the bronze medal.

400M winner Sanya Richards-Ross, who was born in Jamaica, finished fifth.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett finished eighth with a time of 22.87 seconds.

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