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Jamaica's Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce wins 100m gold
BY Kayon Raynor
LONDON, ENGLAND – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce landed Jamaica’s first medal at the London Olympic on Saturday, taking the women’s 100 metres, while Veronica Campbell-Brown captured the silver to push the nation’s all-time medal tally in the history of the Olympics to 57.
Fraser Pryce, the pocket rocket, became only the third women in the history of the Olympic Games to win back-to-back 100 metres gold medals after speeding to 10.75 seconds
American Wyomia Tyus from 1964 & 68 and compatriot Gail Devers 1992 and 96 are the only women to secure back to back 100m crowns.
It was VCB’s fourth individual Olympic medal after two gold in the 200m and a 100 bronze in Athens.
Ottey with 7 individuals, is the only Caribbean female with more medals than VCB at the Olympics have more
Jamaica remains in the running for more medals on Sunday’s third day of track and field competition.
Leford Green, who posted a season best 48.61 seconds for second in the semifinal three of the 400m hurdles will run from lane nine in the one-lap obstacle race.
In the men’s equivalent defending champion Usain Bolt along with Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell all made easy progress to Sunday semifinals in chilly conditions.
Bolt took control after 40 metres before coasting down to win 10.09 seconds in heat four.
Asafa Powell clocked 10.04 seconds to easily win heat five, while Blake did 10.00 to top heat six.
Powell will riun in semi-final one along with American Justin Gatlin and Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago…
Bolt will face Ryan Bailey of the USA,who returned the days fastest time of 9.88 seconds in semi-final two, while Blake will take on Tyson Gay in the last semi-final