BEIJING (AP) — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made it another Jamaican night at the Bird’s Nest, sprinting to the 100-meter gold for a record-tying third time – a feat that matches teammate Usain Bolt.
Like Bolt, Fraser-Pryce came into the championships with two Olympic and two world titles in the 100. And after Bolt ran to his third gold on Sunday, Fraser-Pryce did likewise on Monday.
Unlike the thrilling come-from-behind win of the lunging Bolt in Sunday’s final, Fraser-Pryce bolted from the blocks, powered through midway and was able to lift her right arm and index finger in victory as she crossed the line in 10.76 seconds.
Behind her, former heptathlete Dafne Schippers set a second Dutch record of the night for silver in 10.81, edging Tori Bowie of the United States by .05 seconds.
Bolt is known around the world for his signature “Lightning Bolt” pose, and Fraser-Pryce has made spectacular hairdos her specialty. She won the 2013 world title with bright pink hair, but it was all daisy and grass-green locks in Beijing.
Again, it worked to perfection in another Jamaican victory over their American sprint rivals.