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Berlin 2009 – IAAF Day 3 SUMMARY

The Jamaican sprint success story continued on Day Three of the 12th World Championships in Athletics. Shelley-Ann Fraser confirmed her Olympic title winning form by adding the world 100m gold in a faster time than Beijing, 10.73sec. That equals the third fastest in history, and she was followed home by compatriot Kerron Stewart, who won silver with a personal best equalling 10.75sec. Carmelita Jeter of the USA won bronze with 10.90sec.

It was undoubtedly Fraser’s bullet start and pick up that won her the race, because the much taller Stewart looked positively sluggish out of the blocks beside her. But when Stewart got into her stride, she caught back all but a centimetre or two of the half metre she had conceded in the first fifty. But it was too late by two hundredths, and Fraser again joins Bolt on the top of the sprint rostrum….Read More

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