Fraser-Pryce clocks world-leading 10.67 to win 100m in Nairobi | More sports News – Times of India


NAIROBI: Jamaican dash legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce posted the quickest 100m on the planet this 12 months as she clocked 10.67secs to win in Nairobi on Saturday.
The 35-year-old, who has received eight Olympic medals together with silver in Tokyo final summer season, was a snug winner after 18-year-old Namibian sensation Christine Mboma pulled up out of the blue earlier than collapsing to the monitor.
Fraser-Pryce’s profitable time was near her private better of 10.60, set in Lausanne in August 2021.
“I’ve been doing this for 13 years. Even time I run I set new information, it is unbelievable,” stated Fraser-Pryce, who might solely end second in her season-opening 200m race in Kingston in April.
Solely 4 different girls have run the 100m quicker than Fraser-Pryce’s time on Saturday – Individuals Marion Jones (10.65) and Carmelita Jeter (10.64), fellow Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.54), and the controversial world file holder American Florence Griffith-Joyner (10.49).
Fraser-Pryce will renew her lengthy rivalry with five-time Olympic gold medallist Thompson-Herah at this 12 months’s world championships, which begin in Eugene on July 15.
Earlier, males’s Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs withdrew on the final minute from his long-awaited return to the space with intestinal issues.
The Italian, who was a shock winner eventually 12 months’s Olympics, was as a consequence of go head-to-head with silver medallist Fred Kerley for the primary time since Tokyo.
Jacobs confirmed on social media he would subsequent be in motion as deliberate on house soil in a 200m race in Savona.
As a substitute, Kerley misplaced to house runner Ferdinand Omanyala, who powered to victory in 9.85secs, additionally a world-leading time.
American Kerley might solely handle 9.92secs to complete behind African file holder Omanyala, who clocked his private better of 9.77secs final 12 months.
“I used to be aiming to run a sub-10 on this competitors. Now which have… my African file, I need to add extra information to my assortment,” stated Omanyala.
America’ Isaiah Younger was third in 10.13secs.
Canadian Aaron Brown timed his 200m to perfection to submit a season-opening finest 20.05secs.
“I wished to run a sub-20,” he stated.
“I’m proud of the time I’ve posted contemplating it is a excessive altitude.”
Niger’s Aminatou Seyni was the shock winner of the ladies’s 200m race, in 22.43secs, after edging out Shannon Ray on the road.
Kenya’s Olympic and world 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto confirmed he nonetheless has rather a lot to do forward of the world championships as he light badly to complete fifth in a race received by Abraham Kibiwott.
Poland’s girls’s hammer world-record holder Anita Wlodarczyk posted a world-leading 78.06m in her first look in Kenya.
“I’m very comfortable that I got here to Nairobi for the primary time and did very well,” the three-time Olympic champion stated.


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