Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce retained her 100 metres title at the World Athletic’s championships in Beijing. The 28-year-old narrowly held off a
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce retained her 100 metres title at the World Athletic’s championships in Beijing.
The 28-year-old narrowly held off a stunning late burst by Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands to clock 10.76 seconds.
It was her sixth career gold at the World Championships.
American Tori Bowie took the bronze.
Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot claimed the women’s 10,000 metres title in 31 minutes and 41.31 seconds
The 31-year-old, won won the 5,000-10,000 double at the 2011 worlds beat Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka into silver and American Emily Infield into bronze.
Ezekiel Kemboi led a Kenyan clean sweep of the 3,000 metres steeplechase podium.
Kemboi underlined his status as one of the all time greats winning the title for a record fourth time, in eight minutes 11.28 seconds.
Silver went to Conseslus Kipruto while Brimin Kiprop came third.
Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen defended her triple jump world title with a distance of 14.90m.
The win stretched her winning streak to 29 competitions with her last defeat coming in the form of silver at the 2012 London Olympics.
Canada’s rising star Shawn Barber claimed gold in the men’s pole vault becoming his nations first world champion in the discipline.
The 21-year-old from Toronto was the only man to clear 5.90 metres on his first attempt.