DOHA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has won the world title after winning the women's 100m final at the 2019 Athletics World Championship in Doha, Qatar, Sunday (9/29/2019) local time. This is the fourth world title for the Jamaican women's sprinter.
The 32-year-old runner had previously won gold at the 2009, 2013 and 2015 World Championships. This year, she managed to add another gold after recording 10.71 seconds in the final at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Previously, Fraser-Pryce was absent at the 2017 World Championships due to maternity and maternity leave. However, she again kicked off a short distance running track and became the toughest opponent this year. In fact, Shelly-Ann dominated since the first round, and came out as a winner with a record time of 10.80 seconds.
Meanwhile, the silver medal was won by British sprinter Asher-Smith, who finished second with a record time of 10.83 seconds. In third place is the silver medalist of the 2017 World Championship Marie-Josee Ta Lou with a record time of 10.90 seconds.
Elaine Thompson, who is a Fraser-Pryce's compatriot and gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, had to settle for fourth place with a time of 10.93 seconds.
Fraser-Pryce, who wore a yellow wig, celebrated her victory by holding her son Zyon.
"Being able to stand back here at 32 years old and holding my baby is a dream come true. I could not sleep last night. The last time I was at a major championship was in 2016. But with determination we can definitely get what we want, "Fraser-Pryce was quoted as saying on the official IAAF website.
"I can't believe it. I worked very hard to get back (competing)."
"Zyon and my husband are my source of strength. When everyone doubts me, they never do it, "said Fraser-Pryce.