Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Wins 200M at World Championships


Above: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

By the Caribbean Journal staff

It was a sprinting sweep for Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who took home the gold medal in the 200M in Moscow on Friday.

Fraser-Pryce’s victory came after a gold in the women’s 100M as well.

In a race that wasn’t really close, the Jamaican finished in 22.17, followed by Cote d’Ivoire’s Murielle Ahoure, who finished in 22.32, the same time as third-place finisher Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria.

The Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller finished fourth with a time of 22.74 seconds, a strong time for a sprinter barely 19 years of age — and one who could be one to watch in the years to come.

Fraser-Pryce’s strong showing continued Jamaican sprinting dominance — on the men’s side, Usain Bolt also won gold in the 100M and looks to complete the sweep Saturday.

It is the first time a Jamaican woman has completed the sweep of the 100M and 200M at the World Championships.