Golden girl Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sprinted into history today, becoming the first woman to win three World Championship titles in the women’s 100-metres.
Fraser Pryce stormed home in 10.76 seconds in front of thousands gathered inside the Bird’s Nest Stadium in China and a TV audience of billions.
Her success has lifted Jamaica to second on the medal table behind Kenya, with two-gold and one bronze.
The Jamaican, who’s dubbed the ‘Pocket Rocket’, got off her customary bullet start today, as she underlined her status as one of the greatest women sprinters of all time.
Fraser-Pryce left Dutch woman, Dafne Schippers, 10.81 and American Tory Bowie – 10.86 in her wake, alon with five other rivals.
Fraser-Pryce, pointed to the sky meters from the finish, giving the appearance that Schippers was closing the gap.
But the former Wolmer’s star, with her green hair flowing behind the yellow flowers on her forehead, was not in danger of being caught.
The smiling Jamaican sprint assassin was simply saying to her rivals and to the world, that she was the boss of women’s sprinting.
This is the description of Fraser Pryce flying away from rivals on her way to making history inside the Bird’s Nest stadium.
Veronica Campbell-Brown, 10.91, narrowly missed out on a medal, placing fourth, while Natasha Morrison clocked 11.02 seconds to finish down the pack.
By winning today’s marquee event, Fraser Pryce has increased her impressive individual senior Olympic and World Championship medal collection to seven.
She has won six gold and one silver.
He victory today comes a day after Usain Bolt turned back the highly touted American two time doping offender Justin Gatlin, to underline Jamaica’s credentials as the sprint mecca of the world.