Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defends Athletics World Championship title

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's dominance over 100 metres continued as the Jamaican retained her World Championship crown in Beijing.

Following compatriot Usain Bolt's triumph in the men's event on Sunday, the diminutive London 2012 champion lived up to expectations with a winning time of 10.76 seconds.

Fraser-Pryce flew out of the blocks and was so confident that she looked up at the big screen before raising her arm aloft as she crossed the line.


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Dafne Schippers' Dutch record of 10.81 secs netted her silver, becoming the first European in a decade to secure a podium finish at a global 100m championship.

"I'm so very happy," Schippers told the BBC after a race which saw the United States' Tori Bowie win bronze.

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"It's a national record and I'm second in the world. It's crazy. Wow. Three years before I was third in the heptathlon, now I've come into the sprint and I've got a medal.

"I was a little bit nervous in the semi-final and after that I thought 'anything is possible'.

"The start was good and I was close at the end. When you're close to Fraser-Pryce you know you've got a medal."

As for the gold medallist, she wants to go quicker still.

"I'm getting tired of 10.7s," Fraser-Pryce said. "I just want to put a good race together and hopefully in the next race I get the time I'm working for.

"I definitely think a 10.6 is there. Hopefully I will get it together. I just trust in God, work hard and focus on executing."

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